Garden and Allotments Volunteer
The positive benefits of working out of doors have been recognised as a major contributor to mental health and wellbeing. Our allotment project aims to engage with schools, community groups and members of the public to provide them with the opportunity to learn about plants and how to grow your own produce.
The role involves supporting individuals and groups accessing the allotment sites to learn about growing fruit and vegetables and helping maintain the allotment site.
Set days and times suited to the volunteer.
- Maintain the garden, allotment and grassed areas (weeding, mowing, strimming, digging, landscaping)
- Plant and manage fruit and vegetables, harvesting them through the year
- Offer participants on a project a relaxed and supportive environment to explore the joys of gardening
- Carry out tasks as designated by the project manager
- Provide a relaxed environment in which service users can learn
- Support others to learn basic gardening and DIY skills
- Adhere to the re:fresh volunteer code of conduct
- Enthusiastic & motivated
- Good communication skills
- Reliable & trustworthy
- Friendly & approachable manner
- Have the physical capability to participate in the session
- Health & Safety
- Manual Handling
- Strimming course
- Risk Assessment
Required Age:18 years +
Teak Street Allotment, Blackburn.