The Friends of Cannizaro Park is run entirely by volunteers, whether that is the Trustees or the many people who give their time to tidy and maintain lots of areas of the park as well as taking care of the aviary.

We depend upon a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer team of helpers and we are always ready to welcome new volunteers to this group whether they are members of the Friends or not. Volunteers can be any age from children upwards and there are a wide variety of ways to contribute, from half an hour now and again and specific events to a regular commitment.

Volunteering News Update - September/October 2018

Our major tasks during this glorious late summer/early autumn have been embarking on our tree-labelling project, continuing to clear the Mediterranean Gdn of brambles and undergrowth and clearing the area on either side of the steps leading down to the pond as well as the area behind the pond. We have great plans for the future of both the Mediterranean Garden and the Pond area. We had good fun putting the Gunnera to bed down by the stream!

Cannizaro Park Clearing area by pond
Cannizaro Park Pond
Cannizaro Park Tree Labelling
Cannizaro Park Volunteers
Volunteers July
Volunteers July
Volunteers July


The Friends of Cannizaro Volunteers are responsible for the planting and maintenance of the Herb Garden, where you will find a variety of herbs flourishing happily. We also maintain the Iris Beds and the Rose Garden, and undertake specific projects as well as lending a hand whenever possible elsewhere in the Park.

Whilst volunteers bring many skills and knowledge all volunteers are expected to attend a brief training session before starting to ensure that they are confident in handling equipment, have sufficient knowledge of tasks and are briefed on Health and Safety. All volunteers are covered by Public Liability Insurance from Merton Council.

The Volunteers meet regularly on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am (weather permitting) in the Herb Garden.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer Form online or print it out and return it to us.

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If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by filling in the Volunteering Form above, or click here to contact us via our Contact Page.

Distributing newsletters

If you don’t have much time but would like to help, how about delivering the newsletter to your road four times a year? Kids like helping with this one as well!

Helping at an event

Are you good at gardening, clearing up rubbish and have a couple of hours to spare?

Working with the Board of Trustees

Our work encompasses a whole range of activities including: updating and maintaining the website, Facebook page, membership lists and email accounts; writing newsletters; organising the printing and delivery of newsletters; working with the council officers and councillors, liaising with the charity commission and other agencies. The list goes on but if you think you would like to work with the committee, please let us know.


We always welcome new members and volunteers to help the Friends of Cannizaro.


We are a charity and rely on donations. All donations are very welcome.