Kelty Allotment Project Volunteer

  • VO70676


Description

Fife Gingerbread has been providing support in Fife for 30 years helping thousands of lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families. Without the help and support of our volunteers, this would not be possible.
Fife Gingerbread secured funding for an allotment and, now that the clearing process has been completed, are looking for volunteers to help with the preparation and planting of crops/fruit/veg, tending to and caring for them together with general maintenance and upkeep of the plot. It is hoped our harvest can then be used to cater for the various cooking groups we hold within the community as well as being part of food packages for the families we support. UPDATE During the current Covid-19 Pandemic Scottish Government social distancing guidelines will need to be adhered to

Organisation aims and objectives

We support and empower lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families through early intervention and partnership working. We facilitate positive change by being accessible, inclusive and flexible in our approach.

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Minimum 2-4 hours per week. This is a guideline however, and there is flexibility so please don't let it deter you from applying. Minimum commitment of 3 months.

Restrictions

Experience required: Reliable. An interest in horticulture and allotment activities would be beneficial.
Travel details: Kelty Allotment, Earls Row, Kelty. Parking is available on the main street nearby with a space for a few vehicles outside our allotment plot. Kelty is serviced by bus.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Fife Gingerbread will reimburse public transport costs or 45p per mile if travelling by car. Childcare costs for volunteers attending training and development days will also be covered but not for carrying out their volunteering role.
Training details: Fife Gingerbread induction training together with a horticulture training session on site at Kelty allotment and health & safety briefing. Ongoing support and supervision through the volunteer coordinator. Support to access further training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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