Can you see a future without parks and gardens? These green lungs are critical for wildlife and our health and wellbeing. The Greenhavens Network is ambitious and inspiring – and this is an exciting time to get involved to help shape and influence our future.

Network volunteers

Our network is always in need of more volunteers! If you want to become a volunteer, please get in touch and we can suggest projects near you, that need your help! It could be planting trees, weeding and watering, litter picking, guiding walks or bike rides, working with children or perhaps you have other skills you can share, like marketing, secretarial, administration, health and safety, financial or legal.

Greenhavens volunteers

Not only do we have a large network of projects but Greenhavens itself needs volunteers too, if it is to meet its inspirational ambitions, and further support the projects in the network.

Firstly Greenhavens need volunteers to provide stories and photographs for our website (see here for more information)

Greenhavens also need help with leaflet drops, newsletters, press, hosting stalls at community events, marketing and raising funds. Please get in touch if you help with this on a “one off” or regular basis.

Greenhavens Fundraiser role

We particularly need a skilled fundraiser. Greenhavens Network is now around 2 years old and needs expert professional help to meet its inspirational ambitions. Consisting of over 250 members that represent 92 community groups and 9 Forest Schools, all with an interest in our green spaces stretching from Telscombe to Seaford.

We need someone to help us develop and implement a fundraising plan so that we can reach out and support 92 community groups across out network. We know we need to help our communities build capacity and remain resilient in an ever changing, diminishing resources climate.

We are all volunteers and don’t have office space. Our supporters donate rooms for us to hold committee and network meetings. Our network meetings are quarterly and engage with active members and host a diverse variety of related speakers to support the network.

This is an opportunity for someone volunteering from home, who wants to put something back into their community, giving their expert time to help build the capacity of the network itself. If you are interested in supporting us please email

Experienced in developing a fundraising plan, we are keen not to have a scatter gun approach but to work systematically towards our goals – we realise this is a marathon not a sprint.

Having a comprehensive robust fundraising plan will give the network the mechanisms to make a difference at a grass root level.

You will need the ability to work on own initiative, a self-starter, and to be able to commit to the completion of the project in a realistic time scale that suits all.

We are only 2 years old and our ambitions are inspiring – getting involved now will be an exciting time to help shape and influence the journey we are on.

If you can help, please get in touch.