Horticulture help volunteers

Horticulture help volunteers

Long term role · 3–6 hrs/Week
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
GardeningOutdoorsSocial contact
Nature & sustainabilityWellbeingPeople with disabilities
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Green Care at Norton CIC
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We are looking for volunteers who can support with the general maintenance of our gardening sites which enable vulnerable people to be involved in horticulture.

Detailed description

Horticulture help volunteers will enable us to run our sites smoothly so that we can support more vulnerable people to enjoy gardening.

This role would involve tasks such as:

  • grounds maintenance
  • tidying flower growing beds
  • ensuring products are watered
  • indoor planting and growing
  • polytunnel and greenhouse management
  • odd jobs e.g. maintenance / DIY

We are happy to take on multiple volunteers who are interested in different aspects of this role and we can provide training.

This role is open to those with mobility/ access needs. Our sites are accessible and we can purchase tools which enable those with particular needs to participate. We strive to be as inclusive as possible.

We also do both indoor and outdoor gardening so there is no need to get soaked in the rain!

As a volunteer, you will benefit from:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive bunch of people
  • Socials such as BBQs and breakfast clubs
  • Beautiful locations out in nature
  • Wellbeing benefits of fresh air and nature
  • Increased understanding of horticulture
  • Experience of growing high quality food following organic principles
  • Out of pocket expenses paid where necessary

Sessions take place every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:15am-11:45am.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Green Care at Norton CIC

We are a social and therapeutic gardening project located across a number of growing sites in Letchworth. We work with vulnerable and lonely adults who may be long term unemployed or have special needs. We are currently expanding our project and are looking for more volunteers.