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Be part of our new 'Play Plot' scheme

by Dorothy Parkes Centre

We invite parents/carers/adults (18+) to become part of a trained team of volunteers hosting outdoor play and allotment-related activities for young children.
Training will be delivered by our Community Allotment Coordinator and the Sandwell ‘Go Play’ Team. Volunteers will run allotment-based play sessions throughout the year, engaging with young children aged three to nine years.

Organisation description

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is an award-winning community centre based in Smethwick. Our Centre opened in 2000 and we provide a safe place of welcome and opportunity, accessible to all, open seven days a week. Our Centre helps to address local needs by providing, or hosting, a wide range of activities.


Bearwood Allotments, Dale St
B66 4HX Smethwick


Fionnuala O'Brien
0121 558 2998/07503 504 064


Please contact us to discuss access needs

Preferred skills

Volunteers will help develop both the ‘Play Plot’ facility and creation of the programme.

Experience gained

Skills developed around working with young children; basic horticultural skills; working in an outdoor environment; play techniques.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Pre-school children
  • Primary School children

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Daytime


  • Mainly outdoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity
  • To be a trustee or help on a committee

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