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If you have time to spare and would like to make a difference in your community, there are opportunities to volunteer.

Selly Manor Museum

Our museum loves working with enthusiastic people who are passionate about heritage and value the role Selly Manor plays in the community. Volunteers help deliver events and support staff at weekends in the summer. Interested in volunteering at the museum? Go to https://sellymanormuseum.org.uk/explore/volunteering for a role description and application. For more information about our heritage work, please go to our engage in heritage section.

Tree keepers

You can support Bournville’s tiny forest to flourish by becoming a volunteer tree-keeper. The role includes maintaining the forest in Weoley Hill Parkway, off Bristol Road South, Bournville, and tracking its environmental impact. You’ll take photos of its development, report wildlife sightings and keep an eye on things that threaten it. Interested in volunteering as a tree keeper? Email Earth Watch at tinyforest@earthwatch.org.uk

Village councils

There are two resident-led village councils (Bournville and Weoley Hill) in our neighbourhoods. Representing the interests of local people, they serve as a link between residents and organisations like BVT, Birmingham City Council and the Police. Both councils run popular community events like the Bournville Festival and Weoley Bonfire and Fireworks. To support the work of Bournville Village Council, call 0121 608 8365, email info@bournvillevillagecouncil.org.uk or go to www.bournvillevillagecouncil.org.uk. For more information on Weoley Hill Village Council, email council@weoleyhill.uk or go to https://weoleyhill.uk

Resident groups

There are loads of opportunities to join groups in your neighbourhood, from sounding boards and committees to specialist groups like art and crafts, armed forces, sport and more. To hear about Birmingham opportunities, sign up to receive our monthly Village Voices newsletter or follow the Bournville Communities Facebook Group. For details of Lightmoor and Lawley Village groups, go to https://bvtlightmoorvillage.org.uk/your-village/get-involved or https://bvtlawleyvillage.org.uk/your-village/get-involved

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