Volunteer Gardener

  • VO79967


Description

This is an opportunity to get involved with a vibrant community based organisation in Burnfoot, developing a community garden, producing local food and reducing food waste. Come and be part of a social group, have fun, build community and help the environment. You can be involved with all stages of growing food, harvesting and developing the site and activities.

This is an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of gardening, producing food from seed to plate. There are also maintenance tasks such as weeding and watering and small joinery tasks such as building bug homes. We have large raised beds and have a large polytunnel to support our growing and workshops. There is an opportunity to come and learn at the food growing or cooking workshops or be there as a support for the workshops. We work with many different groups from parents and tots to intergenerational groups.
This is a great opportunity to learn/teach how to garden, spend time outside, meet new people. Our main volunteer day is a Thursday but other times may be available. There are tasks suited to all ages and abilities and you can volunteer as and when you have the time. All activities will be supported by the Growing Officer.

Organisation aims and objectives

i) To improve the well-being, quality of life and opportunities of the people of Burnfoot.; ii) for the purpose of general community benefit, to enhance the social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities, environment and economy of Burnfoot.

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Volunteers can commit to coming as and when they can.

Restrictions

Experience required: No skills or experience are needed, just a willingness to get involved, working in the outdoors with other people. We provide all tools and equipment and gloves and boots if needed.
Travel details: Burnfoot Hub, Hawick.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Bus fare reimbursed.
Training details: All volunteers will be given an induction, instruction using tools and manual handling will be ongoing. There may be other training available through the Burnfoot Hub.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.