Community Food Growing Volunteer

Join our friendly volunteer team to help maintain The Hub community allotment, where we are growing food to share. Gardening has been proven to have therapeutic benefits, helping alleviate isolation and improve wellbeing, though gentle exercise, getting outside, growing plants and social interaction. The role will help you to develop skills in gardening and food growing. You get to work outdoors, grow some great tasting fruit and veg and meet new people. You could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable and isolated people as well as enjoying a share of the fresh produce and the satisfaction of collaborative working.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Main duties
Activities include sowing and planting, weeding and watering, sweeping, composting and lots more. The sessions vary from season to season but are mostly outside. In bad weather, the polytunnel is a sheltered space for gardening activities.
No experience is needed.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

All welcome, no experience necessary
Previous gardening or food growing experience would be helpful, but not essential

Areas of Interest: Community, Environment, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health, Wildlife
Opportunity suitable for: Groups, Long term commitment, Outdoor, People seeking work, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Gardening, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Outdoor work
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Digging for Health at The Hub, Alexandra Park