Volunteers are the key to our success and the wonderful work we create together

Here at Friends of St. James’ Park and Parklife Cafe we always welcome volunteers.  Volunteering can give you the opportunity to try something new, gain experience & develop skills, improve your career prospects, build confidence and meet new people.

We’re interested in hearing from you if you’d like to get involved in supporting us. You can speak to Hilde, our Acting Community Volunteer Coordinator to find out more: events@fosjp.org.uk.

Current Volunteering opportunities:

  • Helping at our regular Community Club sessions
  • Joining our friendly Gardening team in helping care for our Park
  • Supporting the Shirley Local History Group with their research
  • Giving a few hours of your time each week in the Café
  • Assisting with events held in St.James’ Park
  • Becoming a member of our Management Committee or a Trustee

Looking for a Treasurer

Do you have some time to spare and would be willing to take on the role of Treasurer for the Friends of St.James’ Park, which is a Registered Charity? The FoSJP Trustees and Management Committee are a friendly group who meet on a regular basis to conduct the charity’s official business (currently via Zoom meetings). The Treasurer’s role requires a regular commitment and willingness to be contacted on an ad-hoc basis. Our current treasurer will be available to provide support.

If you are interested in joining our management team, please contact Marina Murphy, Community Volunteer Co-ordinator on 07789 544292 or events@fosjp.org.uk.

Please note that as FoSJP is a Registered Charity, we have a selection process for trustee candidates which includes references and background checks.


If you’re unable to volunteer with us currently then you can support us in other ways such as helping to raise funds for Friends of St.James’ Park and the Parklife Cafe. We are also keen to get involved with experienced fundraisers who can help us to raise funds to enable us to retain our small number of staff and to ensure our support groups can continue.

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