Stornoway Trust, Nursery Volunteer

  • VO97224


The Stornoway Trust is committed to the development and conservation of the Castle Grounds. The principle asset for achieving this is our tree and plant nursery located near Marybank within the Grounds.

The work is rewarding but also labour intensive, we are looking for a committed volunteer to help us achieve our goals.
The purpose of the role is to assist the Nursery Coordinator in a variety of tasks, working alongside other volunteers and the Garden Team.
Tasks will involve potting up seedlings, propagation, organising plant stock, watering, weeding seedling beds, and seed collecting (to name just a few).

Volunteer benefits - • Working with nature
• Conserving the Castle Grounds
• Learning lots of new skills
• Working in the fresh air
• Physical activity (get those steps up)
• Friendly, knowledgeable team

Organisation aims and objectives

We are the Islands first public landlord (1923), we are the Estate Landlords for the Stornoway, Point, Back and Tolsta areas.

Frequency and commitment details

We ask that you give a regular commitment, whatever that is. This enables the Nursery Coordinator to plan tasks effectively.


Experience required: Gardening experience would be helpful but not necessary, an interest in all things growing is all that is needed.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: The Nursery Coordinator and the Garden Team are friendly and are there to support the Volunteer. Training will be provided as required. There is a cabin for tea/coffee breaks and a toilet on site.