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Full and part time voluntary placements, updated weekly.

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Horticulture vacancies: gardening and plant health vacancies.

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JOB: Community Gardening & Maintenance

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Craigmillar

PAY: Training* & expenses

FOR: Carr Gomm, Craigmillar Community Grows

Options of different roles. One off clearing space at a dementia friendly garden, being part of a community garden, other gardens in need of volunteers, Mentoring in the outdoors with others in community gardens. *Training in pruning, growing vegetables with others in the community, working in groups, expenses for bus fares paid. ASK: Contact Karin on 07824 838364 or at karinchipulina@carrgomm.org

JOB: Volunteer Gardener

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Valley Gardens, Harrogate

PAY: 0

FOR: Friends of Valley Gardens Harrogate

Weekly or fortnightly mornings. Volunteer gardener to help our professional gardeners to maintain the award-winning park. Volunteers also required to show visitors the restored Old Magnesia Well Pump Room once or twice a month. ASK: Further information email Jane Blayney, Chair, Friends of Valley Gardens jane.blayney23@gmail.com

JOB: Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Weaverham, Cheshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Mere Brow Farm Ltd

A new organic permaculture project seeking year round volunteers to assist on an ad-hoc basis. Mainly outdoor-based tasks available. Volunteering available Monday – Friday, as much or as little time as you can commit to. Previous experience of volunteering is preferred but not essential & we are interested in working with people who have an interest in permaculture & organic growing. ASK: Find out more on www.facebook.com/merebrowfarm or contact Sadie on volunteering@merebrowfarm.co.uk

JOB: Finance, Education, Office, Garden & Event Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: South London

PAY: Travel and lunch expenses, some training

FOR: The South London Botanical Institute

Dependent on the role, finance 3 days per month approx, all others 1 day per week. Varied roles are available. ASK: Please look at our website www.slbi.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more about these, or contact us direct. Please contact us by email: info@slbi.org.uk

JOB: Allotment / Garden Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Walton-on-Thames

PAY: 0

FOR: Walton Charity

Opportunity to Volunteer at a Community Allotment where people from different sections of our local community all work together. Whilst it is targeted at those who wouldn’t normally get involved in growing food, everybody's welcome to take part in growing and gardening, learning and developing hands on skills, and sharing the harvest. Both amateur and experienced gardeners are welcome to attend and join in the fun. ASK: Contact Karen Heynike, Walton Charity, Tel 0203 328 0254 email kheynike@waltoncharity.org.uk

JOB: Gleaning Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Nationwide

PAY: Travel expenses up to £12 per person

FOR: Feedback's Gleaning Network

Time: Usually around 6 hours. The Gleaning Network coordinates volunteers, farmers and food redistribution charities to salvage the thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables that are wasted on farms every year across the UK and Europe, and direct this fresh, nutritious food to people in need. We need volunteers to help us harvest this fresh fruit and veg so we can divert to people in need. ASK: Fill in this form to be notified about upcoming gleans in your region: https://feedbackglobal.org/gleaning-volunteer-form/ or contact: james@feedbackglobal.org

JOB: Garden Project Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Kings Heath Park, Birmingham

PAY: Induction, training and support given

FOR: Thrive

Anticipated time commitment required: one day per week. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Our Garden Project Volunteers support our horticultural therapists in delivering a high level of service to our client gardeners by working alongside them encouraging them in the work and in developing social interaction with others. Tasks include demonstrating and guiding for instance sowing seeds, watering, weeding etc. Watching out for the health and safety of those you are working with. Taster days - second Monday of each month - come and find out more. ASK: To find out more, please look at our website: http://thrive.org.uk or call 0121 2934531 or send an email to birmingham@thrive.org.uk

JOB: Green Aiders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Herts, West Essex, Cambs & Beds

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: Groundwork East

Want to volunteer outside & help vulnerable residents? Then join Groundwork’s Green Aiders team! Put your skills into action with weekly gardening sessions in gardens across Hertfordshire, Harlow, Essex, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire. Get buckets of experience - two new gardens every time. Free training in gardening & power tool use. All PPE, tools, equipment, lunches & travel costs covered. ASK: http://www.groundwork.org.uk/east To book a place, arrange a taster day or for more info Emma Reynolds, 01707 255177 emma.reynolds@groundwork.org.uk

JOB: Master Gardener

BE4: 28/4/18

LOC: Breckland and West Norfolk

PAY: Travel expenses included, along with support and resources

FOR: Garden Organic

Do you grow your own food? And have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others? Garden Organic are looking for Volunteer Master Gardeners, to be part of the Growing Communities Project in Breckland & West Norfolk – working with, encouraging & supporting people to grow their own food. This is a flexible role (30 hours / year) with active support & resources from your local co-ordinator. You’ll be getting hands on with: offering free food growing advice to Breckland & West Norfolk residents & community groups; raising awareness of the benefits of growing your own food; encouraging, supporting & advising people to grow at home or on communal land. The next induction training will be held in Swaffham on Sat 28 & Sun 29 April 2018. ASK: For more information or an informal chat contact Becky on breavill@gardenorganic.org.uk 07454 509692.

JOB: Gardening Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nr Bridge Trafford, Chester

PAY: Travel expenses / meals

FOR: Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall is home of the National Communities Resources Centre. Are you green-fingered, enjoy working outdoors, would like to meet new people, learn new skills, & help the gardens team make a visit to Trafford Hall one to remember? Time commitment flexible. ASK: Crispin Spencer, Head Gardener, Trafford Hall, Ince Lane, Wimbolds, Trafford, Chester CH2 4JP c.spencer@traffordhall.com Reception: 01244 300246 http://www.traffordhall.com

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.