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Volunteering

Volunteering is an amazing way to support your local community. To make it easier for you we have included all the relevant information you will need to know to become a volunteer . Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain new skills and meet new people while making your community a better place.

Kent Coast Volunteering

Aims to connect volunteers with volunteering opportunities in Thanet, if you are looking for volunteering opportunities within Thanet District Council these will be advertised via Kent Coastal Volunteering.

Keep Britain Tidy

Search for litter picks arranged in your area.

Reach Volunteering

Is a self-service online platform that connects charities with volunteers.

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The Broadstairs Town Team

This group offers a range of activities, litter picking, gardening if this is something you would want to get involved in visit their website.

Friends of Margate Cemetery

Help keep Margate Cemetary clean, tidy and beautiful for all those who visit.

St.Peters Churchyard

St Peter’s Churchyard extends over some 9 acres with over 5,000 graves. It is haven for wildlife with many species of flowers and a large variety of trees. If you wish to benefit from exercise and fresh air, we are looking for more volunteers. In the first instance please contact Rev David Tate on 01843 447861.

If you are an organisation who is looking for volunteers and would like to be added to the website please email us at communitysupport@thanet.gov.uk.

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When organising a group clean up in Thanet you will need to complete online forms for activities, you can find information about the following activities:

Once you have completed the online form and uploading your supporting documents someone will contact you to grant permission.

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We are extremely grateful to all of you who want to make your community a better place by keeping it clean and tidy. We advise when volunteering you always…

  • Wear sturdy closed toe shoes (see Hand Tools video)
  • ear work gloves and any PPE provided (see Hand Tools video)
  • Apply high factor sunscreen
  • Use the tools provided (see Hand Tools video)
  • Use the right tool for the job (see Hand Tools video)
  • Check the tool is in good condition before using (see Hand Tools video)
  • Only lift items that have been assessed as safe to lift
  • Take care when lifting making sure to bend your knees when lifting
  • Take regular breaks and keep hydrated (see Hydration video)
  • Respect wildlife and leave it alone
  • Leave no trace – check you have everything with you when you leave (e.g.personal belongings, litter)
  • Return tools that have been provided at the end of the session (see Hand Tools video)

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