Much of the work in the garden is being completed by our volunteer members. Some come to do a little exercise, others come to garden, others to learn. Some volunteers are DIY enthusiasts wanting to help paint and install kitchens for example, and to do some problem solving. We also have lots of pallets and creative volunteers are up-cycling them to make growing boxes, seats and pathways. In the future there will be chances to put your cooking skills to the test and learn new ones – make jam and pickles, herb tea and even cider.
The main volunteering days are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 3pm
Our volunteering days are not about hard work. There is a community in the garden and this is as important as the work you may do. Tea and coffee with the occasional biscuit available all day.
New volunteers are asked what you like to do and what you may want to learn. Work is at your own pace and full of variety. We’ll guide you and teach you skills to grow as well as some DIY and labouring skills as you’d like. No experience is necessary and for all ages and abilities.
This is what some of our volunteer members say:
“The garden has a lovely atmosphere. It’s very peaceful.”
“I’m really enjoying it as I’m meeting new people, having a cup of tea and a laugh. That’s what it’s all about!”
”Since I work in the garden I feel more fit.”
Volunteer members have been in the garden all through the winter and we have a big community in the summer. The record is 64 volunteers in the garden on one day June 2015.
To volunteer just turn up on your preferred day. If groups are coming please contact us to let us know in advance. Everyone is welcome.
If gardening is not your thing maybe you’d like to help in other ways. There are admin, marketing and research roles. Perhaps you’re an event organiser or a social network whizz or just want to help out generally.
Let us know on the contact sheet to the right