District Organiser

  • VO80581
  • Home-based volunteering


Scotland’s Gardens Scheme has 23 districts across Scotland, each with their own team of volunteers, led by a District Organiser. Our teams support Garden Owners to raise money for charity by helping them to open their gardens to the public. We support garden Owners with publicity, road signage, refreshments, admissions and car parking. The role includes organising a team of volunteers to carry out a variety of activities including sourcing new gardens to open, ensuring that each garden opening is successfully organised and promoting garden openings and the work of SGS. It is an exciting, varied, flexible and rewarding role that can be developed to suit the time you have available

Organisation aims and objectives

Scotland's Gardens raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden owners to open their gardens to the public; raising money for a charity of their choice through admissions, plant sales and refreshments.










The time required to effectively carry out this role is dependent on the size of your area and the number of gardens that you have in it. Spring and Summer are our busy periods.

Frequency and commitment details

This role is at its busiest during the spring and summer.


We have a minimum age of 18
Experience required: • A love of gardens and gardening, with some knowledge of horticulture • Networking and engaging with people • The ability to work in a team • Communication skills • Organisational skills • Understanding of GDPR, but we will provide basic training • Patience, a sense of humour and enthusiasm!
Travel details: Travel in Renfrewshire. It is necessary to have your own transport.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: We do not normally pay travel expenses except for training and national events.
Training details: Induction training is provided at both District and National level The Volunteer Manager will be your main source of support; but you will also be matched with a current District Organiser for your first year to support you in your role. Written guidance and useful templates are available on our website and in our database Closed national Facebook group for District Volunteers
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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