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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Streets and open spaces volunteers

We had planned many new volunteer groups and green projects for the new year, however due new Covid rules and tiers coming into effect, we have put a hold on all group activities until further noticeYou are still able to litter pick at your leisure (in your bubbles) and following government guidelines.

Could you work with our Community Engagement team to help us improve the quality of your local area? Could you help us share our message that a cleaner, greener Cambridge starts with you?

Our team of volunteers is already making a vast improvement in helping to keep our city cleaner, greener and safer. Whether you’re a local resident, business, community group or school, we’re keen to work with you, too.

Opportunities include:

  • Join one of our litter-picking events or tidy your local streets in your own time
  • Help us remove graffiti around the city
  • Work with a group to improve a green space or open space
  • Join a volunteer group in one of our local nature reserves
  • Help us improve and renovate public benches and railings around the city
  • Help us at community clean-up days across the city with waste disposal, advice and information and educational stalls
  • Find out more about our volunteer roles [PDF, 0.7MB]

We’ll provide all equipment, training and guidance. There are no minimum or maximum hours required – whatever time you have to spare will be greatly appreciated.

Apply for a volunteer role. Even if we don’t have any current opportunities, you can send us an application to be considered for future roles. Alternatively you can contact us to request an application form. You must be at least 18 years old.

All volunteers who sign up with us are eligible for time credits,. They can be exchanged for a variety of things, from exercise classes to cinema and theatre tickets.


We send a list of events to registered volunteers every month. You can also follow @CambStreetScene on Twitter to stay up to date.

All group activities are on hold until further notice, to adhere to the tier 4 coronavirus restrictions. You can still litter pick at your leisure, following government guidelines.

Group litter picks

  • Dates to be confirmed

If you want to volunteer as a ‘one off’ you can join us at any of these locations and we will loan you a litter-pick kit. Contact us for more information.


We would like to hear about your experience as a volunteer – your feedback will help us improve our service and future volunteering opportunities. It should only take a few minutes to complete our feedback form.