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Volunteering within our community.

We know life and free time is different for everyone. Whatever your idea of volunteering looks like, we're sure we have something to suit you!

Below is a sample of some of the projects and community events we focus on. Some projects are local to Harrow Weald, some Harrow wide and our online smartpark project is accessed by volunteers from home anywhere in the UK  

Unity in the community is our fun community minded project (UITC).  

Its important as a community we also all focus on being kind to the vulnerable, the unpaid carers, isolated people, and the people around us that life keeps knocking over, doing something little for others might make a world of difference. 

Working with community organisations and groups, selected partners, volunteers and helpers, together we create a range of community events, both organised and random.

These events are FREE are supported by some amazing and awesome people, partners, volunteers and helpers. 

Busby clubs - Can you share your skills or time with the local community << it's community wellbeing in motion for all involved!

Busby clubs are free events we organise with groups of people invited through our community partnerships to enable people to spend some quality time with others including a meal, light entertainment and a laugh in a relaxing space, each person is invited to leave their life's worries at the door, and enter a world of chilling and chatting with others, without life’s stresses. We even catch the bill.

We are always looking for:

  • Guest chef's: We are looking for local Chefs for guest event appearances, if this is you and want to create something special for the locals get in touch.
  • Entertainers: If this is you and want to share something special for the locals get in touch
  • Musicians wanted: is this you? e are looking for people to spend a little time entertaining others at our busby clubs, these are small community events
  • Maybe you are a person that share some holistic services you provide. 
  • Maybe you could help to teach others quick and healthy food options.
  • Volunteers: help at various times. 

Off The Wall:

 A fun way to display and share local artists work, The ParkLife walls and adored with local affordable art, which we change every two months and have a reason for a local happening to celebrate everything. A partnership with ParkLife Cafe and Harrow Art Society in conjunction with local independent artists from around Harrow and the wealds. If you are a local artist and want to get involved please fill out this form 

Super Sundays: with breakfast NOT in bed snack chats is our monthly community catch up. We bring together different groups people. 

Volunteering admin team. 

    • Web team Marketing team
    • Social media Volunteer
    • Admin
    • Interpreters
    • Team leaders
    • It / Webskills (opensource)
    • Researchers 

Volunteer if your house bound (We will teach you)

We have volunteers that help build the online park hubs.

Centralise resources to help community groups to grow together equally.

Our research group has been researching and compiling reports in several areas of Park Life

It is vitally important that we can show how important community groups working together is, and how by helping these groups transform areas. 

OpenSource project and park tech project with twists - Could you help our community project?

 

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Volunteer & help create tomorrow’s parks today

Parks make the very best community centres. For the benefit of both the environment and park users, these areas should be carbon neutral and kept free from plastic and general litter.

We aim to provide accessible drinking water and a safe environment for all.

We have shown that parks can become an extension to our homes. Indeed, regular users feel at home in the park and enjoy the space and freedom it provides.

The open areas and facilities offer opportunities to exercise, join in events, meet, and make friends, as well as somewhere to relax and enjoy the environment, but often lacks funding and bogged down with bureaucracy.

We see things very holistically, everything is connected.

Volunteering ParkLife Cafe:

We encourage you to get involved, we create community events, spend quality time with others and everything is about the community, for the community, a great way to meet the locals and relax locally.

Volunteers to help out at various times. 

We hold many low cost and free events, these are only possible with the support of  volunteers, residents and local businesses.

ParkLife Cafe

ParkLife Café – The tiny tiny building with tardis like ambitions

ParkLife Café is run by a small full time team and our community of volunteers, liberally sprinkled with kindness and nice natured people,  a place where you can chat and relax with others, while enjoying tasty fresh food and a variety of drinks at community prices.

Within this glorious and tiniest of buildings, there is cafe style diner type of restaurant halls, with small meeting rooms, peaceful areas, small table games indoors and great outdoor community games tables (coming soon), a small library and a community feel.

ParkLife cafe provides us with a unique opportunity for our community to create a vibrant self-funding space, with wellbeing for people and nature, education and financial sustainability running through everything. 

ParkLife Cafe is home to Busby clubs, which are part of our unity in the community projects.

Busby clubs are free events we organise with groups of people invited through our community partnerships, to enable people to spend some quality time with others including a meal, in a relaxing space, not worrying about anything except chilling and chatting with others, without life’s stresses.  We even catch the bill.

Off The Wall: A fun way to display local artists works, which we change every two months and have a reason for a local happening to celebrate everything. This is a partnership with ParkLife Cafe and Harrow Art Society in conjunction with local independent artists from around Harrow and the wealds. If you are a local artist and want to get involved please fill out this form

Super Sundays: with breakfast NOT in bed snack chat 

Sharing your skills or time with the local community.

Guest chef's: We are looking for local Chefs for guest event appearances, if this is you and want to create something special for the locals get in touch.

Entertainers: If this is you and want to share something special for the locals get in touch

Musicians wanted: if this is you and want to create something special for the locals get in touch

Maybe you are a cake maker or have a mastery you would like to share,

Maybe you could help to teach others quick and healthy food options. 

We hold many low cost and free events, these are only possible with the support of volunteers, residents, and local businesses. Volunteers meet new people, learn and share skills.

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USE THIS FORM TO JOIN THE SMARTPARK PROJECT

Could you help our community project? This project is in the early stages using opensource:

The Purpose of this project is to unify and change the information flow to the community and community groups in partnership with local authorities in an open and transparent way.  We have started to create a layered localised Information mapping platform, providing a tiered information system, fully Integrated with a robust resolution system.

JOIN OUR DEVELOPERS TEAM 

Are you a techy that can give your time to the community?

The Friends of Harrow Weald are building an opensource project, developed to inform locals and help teach IT skills. 

Friends of Harrow Weald construiesc un proiect open source, dezvoltat pentru a informa localnicii și pentru a ajuta la predarea abilităților IT.

phrends oph hairo veld ek opanasors projekt bana rahe hain, jise sthaaneey logon ko soochit karane aur aaeetee kaushal sikhaane mein madad ke lie vikasit kiya gaya hai.

Saaxiibada Harrow Weald waxay dhisayaan mashruuc furan, oo loo sameeyay in lagu wargaliyo dadka deegaanka isla markaana lagu caawiyo barashada xirfadaha IT-ga.

Harrow Weald'ın Arkadaşları, yerlileri bilgilendirmek ve BT becerilerini öğretmeye yardımcı olmak için geliştirilmiş bir açık kaynak projesi inşa ediyor.

di frendz fun Harrow Weald boyen an opensourse proyekt, developed tsu mitteyln loukalz aun helfn lernen es skilz.

This is about Fun, Learning and Community.

Share your skills, get involved with a local community opensource project help grow your knowledge, whilst helping others to learn

Volunteer your technical and non technical skills to a community project

Help: Others find relevant helpful information

Teach: We invite you to join our team of developers to create a localised mapping system  

Learn: Would you like to learn about building and growing an opensource project? From Marketing, developing, designing, graphics and presenting content is all required, if you would like to learn how it's all put together join our developers’ team and help build a community resource.

Research:

Skill sets used from basic to advanced

  • Php,
  • CSS,
  • Graphics,
  • Api’s,
  • Databases,
  • Mysql,
  • Geotargeting,
  • Writers,
  • Tweakers,
  • People with isms for getting things correct,
  • Opensource projects,
  • Linux,
  • Networking,
  • Load balancing
  • Social Media
  • Affiliates
  • Interpreters

User point marketing systems for recording, goals and local business offers 

STAGE 1: Solution: Listing / Tagging / Using the map

Increase localised awareness of community groups, support publicising groups activities

Bringing easy access for groups of residents to connect.

Increase awareness rentals and usage of local halls and community centres (Good for local economy and environment).

There are always many things that can be improved locally, from wellbeing to resolving local issues or personal problems, when you have the correct information, it's easier. 

STAGE 2Solution: Listing / Tagging / Using the map

Change the flow of information to create transparency.  (Follow important local issues and create a robust transparent discussions, with community led swift solutions) 

Adding some smart park features

Adding localised nature education

Layer Local residents historical pictures and stories

Implement work from home pin money income system in partnership with Local Businesses. 

We are not people that moan, we identify a problem and using community involvement, technology and transparency, find solutions to solve it.  

Our open source solution will aid education, sensible conversation, localised Improvements and wellbeing for bugs and humans alike.

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OPENSOURCE BRINGS A NEW HIGHER LEVEL OF INNER HAPPINESS?

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We are a charity that aims to provide people in the community with enjoyable parks, using a convergence of nature, technology, recycling, education and wellbeing for humans and bugs alike.
We are a charity that aims to provide people in the community with enjoyable parks, using a convergence of nature, technology, recycling, education and wellbeing for humans and bugs alike.