Abundant Borders Volunteers

  • VO90816


Supporting a local charity aimed at inclusiveness and working to promote, sustain and increase individual education and access to local, fresh grown produce. To help alleviate food poverty, to promote healthy living and access to outdoor spaces and to enhance community cohesiveness. To support and empower those who are impacted by health.

Various roles are available depending on preference. We have a wide list of opportunities from helping in the gardens, becoming a lead volunteer, mentoring other volunteers, helping out at activities and open days in the community gardens, being involved in the online presence of the charity eg taking pictures and possibly helping with IT. We are also involved with several other initiatives and we are happy to discuss volunteer involvement in these areas too, where appropriate.

Organisation aims and objectives

To alleviate food insecurity in the Scottish Borders by creating a network of local food production sites and encouraging people to seek out locally produced food. To help ease the loneliness and isolation caused by the pandemic and to provide open spaces for communities to utilise and enjoy together. To create open spaces for leisure, recreation and connection. To help ease the isolation and to provide support for those needing eased gently back to normal life after the extraordinary and lasting impacts of covid.


Experience required: A willingness: to help, to communicate, to try different things, to commit a certain amount of time, to work alongside others cooperatively. You need compassion, patience and enjoy teamworking and having a sense of humour always helps.
Travel details: Various locations throughout the Scottish Borders
Minimum age: 16


Taster available: Yes
Training details: Depending on the individual and the placement needs
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer