Evidence suggests that contact with nature positively affects physical and mental wellbeing. Getting involved in biodiversity and greenspace projects is not only a great way to enhance the natural environment but also benefits health, performance at work and quality of life and helps to reduce stress.

There are a wealth of living campus related volunteer opportunities to get involved in. Find your next challenge below.

Living campus volunteering opportunities

  • Living campus champions Keep up-to-date with opportunities by signing up to become a living campus champion.
  • Incredible Edible Join Incredible Edible Manchester and help give local communities the opportunity to grow their own sustainable fruit and vegetables and improve local biodiversity. Visit the Incredible Edible Facebook page for the next sessions.
  • Art gardener Help connect art with the outdoors – and brave the Manchester weather – and become one of The Whitworth’s invaluable horticultural helpers.
  • Friends of Whitworth Park Monthly volunteering sessions to beautify the Whitworth Park centre circle garden.


Did you know?

The Art Garden at The Whitworth has been developed together with Jo Malone London and includes some of their most-loved ingredients, from peonies to bluebells, sage and geranium, to create a richly scented sanctuary.