Friends of Mitcham Common are in need of VOLUNTEERS to keep the group going!

There are many opportunities to get involved and any time you can spare will go a long way to support your local community group!


Volunteer Opportunities


1) Magpie Editor

Involves: collecting articles written by others, writing occasional articles, layout, editing, saving as PDF, saving to Google Drive and then giving to Andrew for printing [Magpies are currently produced in Mac Pages]

2) Maintenance of the website

Involves: updating website, blogging posts, ensuring latest documents are on the front page. The website is designed in WordPress. It’s not difficult to update, but does require a little knowledge of websites and how to create and amend pages. This job would suit someone with some previous experience in this area.

3) Helping to organise Mitcham Carnival

Involves: Helping to set up and take down stall, collecting money for books, cards and memberships sold, recording sales and details of new members. Promoting the Friends and our work.

4) Helping to organise Big Lunch

Involves: production and distribution of Big Lunch poster, setting up on the day, bringing food and games, helping to run games on the day.

5) Helping to organise Christmas party

Involves: production and distribution of posters, setting up on the day, putting up decorations, bringing food and games, helping to run games on the day, running a quiz.

6) Helping to organise and participate in litter picks

Involves: production of posters and distribution, other advertisements via email, organising equipment for the litter pick, organising with Mitcham Common Manager where to leave bags of rubbish, picking up litter on the day

7) Running Twitter account

Involves: keeping an eye on tweets, following interesting people or groups, tweeting news and information from the Friends, retweeting other items of interest. Facebook account is linked to the Twitter account and updates automatically

8) Maintenance of Google Drive account (all Friends documents on Google Drive)

Involves: maintaining document links to the website to enable people to have access to documents such as letters and Magpies, ensuring all documents are on Google Drive to maintain ongoing ‘corporate knowledge’

contact Friends of Mitcham Common for more info and to join their team


Mitcham CommonImage: Martin Sharpe


Posted on: October 11, 2017 | Author: Sustainable Merton
Categories: News