Site and Garden volunteer

  • VO48384


Description

The Ecology Centre are an ecological charity based at Kinghorn Loch.

We are always looking for volunteers to help out around the site. We offer various different roles which are easily tailored to fit most physical capabilities.

You could be working around the site repairing paths, planting trees, preparing beds and helping our staff team keep on top of the weeds, whilst also tackling the main project that come about each season

We also have a fantastic market garden with 2 polytunnels which requires constant weeding, watering, sowing and harvesting throughout the year.

We also do lots of conservation work around the site, including site surveys and habitat preservation.

This year we will be looking at raising 1000’s of plants to use around the site and in our market garden, whilst also making some available to local community groups.

Our Wednesday volunteering session includes a free shared lunch with the majority of the produce coming from our market garden. We also share a lot of the produce we harvest with our volunteers through our community fridge

No experience is required as full training will be provided

Organisation aims and objectives

The organisation provides direct experience of the environment to help improve people's quality of life. We raise awareness of the environment and develop individual, group and community involvement in improving the environment for the benefit of all.

Availability

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3 hours per day

Restrictions

Experience required: No skills are required; however we are more than happy to take on anyone with relevant experience
Travel details: The Ecology Centre has a number of car parking spaces and is also accessible via public transport. KY3 9YG
Minimum age: 16

Support

Training details: Our induction is based on meeting with you and discussing your personal needs and goals along with our health and safety policy and fire evacuation routes. Whilst we offer volunteering on a Tuesday and Thursday, we require that all new volunteers attend site on a Wednesday for a few sessions so that they gain experience of working around the site.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet,
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Last updated 3 months ago

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