We are seeking volunteers to assist with organising and supporting charity garden open days within our District Teams around Scotland. Our Area Organisers typically look after a number of gardens in a geographic area within your district. You will work closely with the District Organiser and liaise with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed. You may also seek new gardens to open in your area
Area Organisers also make sure that Garden Openers have adequate support on the day of their opening, including help with teas, car parking, taking money, etc, and provide signage and materials (supplied by Head Office) for the day to Garden Openers.
This is a great way to meet new people and work within a lovely team of like-minded garden lovers.
Scotland's Gardens raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden owners to open their gardens to the public; raising money for a charity of their choice through admissions, plant sales and refreshments.
The time required to effectively carry out this role is dependent on the size of your area and the number of gardens that you have in it.
Experience required: A love of gardens and gardening, with some knowledge of horticulture•Networking and engaging with people •The ability to work in a team•Communication skills •Organisational skills•Understanding of GDPR, but we will provide training•Patience, a sense of humour and enthusiasm!
Travel details: It is necessary to be able to travel to gardens and therefore access to a car is helpful.
Minimum age: 18
Taster details: Online induction; informal chat
Training details: Online induction; database training; media training