Public Clean Green Ouseburn events have resumed and new volunteers are welcome. To limit volunteer group numbers and stay covid-safe, you must register in advance.

RSVP through the booking calendar below.


The Clean Green Ouseburn team has been helping to keep Ouseburn looking good for the last five years. With more visitors and families coming to enjoy the area and its green spaces, we want to make it a safe and welcoming place for everyone. We're here to help support a growing team of Clean Green volunteers.

What does a Clean Green Ouseburn volunteer do?

  • Litter picking and tidying key areas of Ouseburn Valley
  • Cutting back overgrown areas
  • Maintaining footpaths and steps
  • Planting flowers, bulbs and more

Our volunteers develop new skills, gain confidence, make new friends and find they learn to appreciate the local area in a different way

What skills do you need to become a Clean Green Volunteer? 

All you need is enthusiasm and a set of clothes you don't mind getting dirty!

At the start of each session, you will be given relevant health and safety guidance and we ask you to follow instructions accordingly. You should act within your own limitations and not carry out any tasks which you feel uncomfortable with.  If you are in any doubt about anything whatsoever during the day please do not hesitate to seek clarification.

Regular volunteers who would like to train to be volunteer supervisors would be very welcome and training to lead small groups of volunteers on environmental improvement sessions can be provided.

We're happy to work with people who'd like to volunteer regularly or on an ad-hoc basis. 

How do you become a Clean Green volunteer?

As restrictions lift, we're pleased to be able to restart our public tidy-up events. The weather is brightening up and many of us are still working from home. With that in mind, we are holding clean, green events on Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm - 7:30pm, giving volunteers an opportunity to enjoy a (hopefully!) sunny evening activity with a purpose. 

  • With Covid safety in mind, we've limited this event to two groups of six. Please register to attend by booking a slot on the calendar below. If the sessions are full, you can register for the waiting list. If you can no longer attend, please email us at [email protected] so we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list.
  • We recommend you bring your own gloves, but litter pickers, spare gloves, and bin bags will be available

RSVP to our Clean Green Ouseburn events:


Get in touch if you'd like any more information about our Clean Green Ouseburn projects and opportunities. Call 0191 261 6596 or email [email protected]