Garden Maintenance Volunteer

  • VO70026


Description

Garden volunteer at Larkhall Community Garden is an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of a friendly horticulture team. The volunteer will help us maintain our Community Garden in Hareleeshill Larkhall which was previously derelict land. Volunteer will gain experience in working on raised beds, sensory garden wildlife garden and within our polytunnels.

To assist in seasonal gardening tasks throughout the year that will develop as the gardens develop. Volunteers will work in supervised groups led by a line manager. Some tasks are physically demanding and require a level of manual dexterity. Volunteers will work to the Larkhall Community Growers health and safety policies and procedures.

• Garden maintenance – including weeding, mulching, edging, raking, digging over, staking and tying in, pruning, dead heading, bed preparation, tidying and path maintenance.
• Seasonal propagation and growing on – including seed sowing, cuttings, potting up.
• Composting – turning and processing, spreading and digging in.
• Bed renovation and grounds development - reinstating and installing beds, ground preparation, planting, bulb planting.
• Clearing overgrown areas – keeping on top of any invasive species.
• While support and training will be provided, from time to time volunteers may work independently or without one to one supervision

We will provide volunteers with an induction, including health and safety procedures. Specific horticultural skills will be developed whilst on the job.

This opportunity provides strong links to improved mental health; creating a positive routine, enjoying outdoor space, the opportunity to socialise, become more hands on with natures calender and see and feel the benefits of your hard work bare fruit.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a non profit making company whose main aim is to make a positive contribution to our community, in the hope of enhancing the quality of life for some of the local people. We provide opportunities for work and vocational training, specifically, although not exclusively targeting the unemployed and disadvantaged. Our base is The Church at the Cross on Union Street and our first project is the proposal to create a community garden on a vacant site in the Hareleeshill area of the town.

Availability

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A few hours per week.

Frequency and commitment details

2 hours per week

Restrictions

Volunteers must be 16yrs or over.
Experience required: All levels of horticultural experience are accepted but enthusiasm for outside practical horticulture work is essential.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE in Larkhall
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: • Flexible –willing to give support where necessary and be able to change plans at short notice to adapt to changing priorities. We will provide volunteers with an induction, including health and safety procedures. Specific horticultural skills will be developed whilst on the job.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago

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