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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: General Help

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Netheridge Farm, Gloucester, GL2 5LE

PAY: Some training & expenses

FOR: Barn Owl Centre

We're looking to increase our voluntary team to help with our new 4 acre gallery trail. It's an all-weather, all-season countryside space around nature that will exhibit work of photographers, artists, crafts, wildlife garden & more. We're creating a facility where local communities can connect to exhibitors in open countryside with refreshments served from our new cafe area. Are you in a position to join an exciting team, day or evenings, to offer valuable time, this could be by helping out with basic labouring tasks, graphics, wildlife gardening, cafe & much more. We are an established conservation charity located about 2 miles from Gloucester city centre. ASK: If this is of interest to you or a friend, please give us a call on 01452 383999, we would love to hear from you.

JOB: Volunteer Grounds and Garden Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holt, Norfolk


FOR: Holt Hall - Norfolk County Council

Volunteer in a beautiful environment and gain woodland management and horticultural skills. Would you like to help with conservation work in the grounds or lend a hand in the walled garden whilst staying active and meeting new people? Holt Hall is an environmental and outdoor learning centre set in 75 acres of ancient woodland, lawns, lakes and gardens on the outskirts of Holt. We focus on offering high quality residential and day visit experiences for schools both in and outside of Norfolk. ASK: Contact Ben Grange, ben.grange@educatorsolutions.org.uk. www.holthall.org.uk www.facebook.com/holthallnorfolk

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: 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: 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: 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.