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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: 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: Volunteer at Wildlife Sanctuary

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Costa Rica

PAY: Accomm & other benefits

FOR: Volunteer Latin America

1 month min. The sanctuary is looking for volunteer help year round with animal care, construction & gardening work. Volunteer activities range from daily leaf collection for howler monkeys to planting saplings. Caring, positive attitude & cheery. ASK: http://www.volunteerlatinamerica.com/ info@volunteerlatinamerica.com

JOB: Volunteer Ecotherapy Buddy

BE4: 2/2/18

LOC: Hainault, Essex

PAY: 2 days training

FOR: Forest Farm Peace Garden

One day a month over one year. Forest Farm Peace Garden runs an ecotherapy programme for people with low-level mental health support needs at our 2-acre garden in Hainault, East London. Becoming a buddy is an opportunity to gain skills and hands-on experience in support work and social and social and therapeutic horticulture. Buddy volunteers provide additional support to people referred to our service, assisting them with gardening tasks, as well as helping with the general running of the ecotherapy sessions. Buddies can make a huge impact to their wellbeing by helping to make their experience in the garden welcoming and purposeful. We provide two days free training on Friday 9 & 16 February 2018. After completion of the training, successful applicants are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check arranged by FFPG. ASK: If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer buddy please read the role description and complete the short application form on our website here. http://c-js.co.uk/2Ba07Ui Please contact Fran Reeves, our Ecotherapy worker, if you would like to find out more about being a buddy on: mobile 07525 125057, email fran@forestfarmpeacegarden.org

JOB: Wildlife Gardener Volunteer

BE4: 28/02/2018

LOC: RSPB South Stack Cliffs

PAY: Training / travel expenses (up to 25 miles)


Min 1 day per week. In spring 2017 we created a small nature garden as an example of what people could do in their homes to create a home for nature. Funded by Tesco we would love for someone to maintain & help us to develop it further. So, if you have a few hours a week to help during the growing season, we would love to hear from you. Basic gardening skills, reliable & happy to work on your own or as part of a team in all weathers without close supervision. Own transport. ASK: Eva Vazquez-Garcia, Community & Volunteer Development Officer - North Wales 01248 672850 eva.vazquezgarcia@rspb.org.uk http://c-js.co.uk/2gIUsvW

JOB: Gardening Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nr Bridge Trafford, Chester

PAY: Travel expenses

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

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: http://www.facebook.com/merebrowfarm or contact Sadie on volunteering@merebrowfarm.co.uk

JOB: Estate Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Stowmarket, Suffolk

PAY: PPE & occasional training opportunities

FOR: The Museum Of East Anglian Life

You will help us manage the museum estate, carrying out grounds maintenance, gardening in the walled garden or helping with animal care for the museum animals, setting up events. Duties could include: lawnmowing & strimming of grassed areas, hedge trimming, animal husbandry, ground based tree work, moving tables & chairs & preparing the marquee & building for events & weddings. Any time between 8am & 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Qualifications are not essential, but it would be desirable to have an interest in outdoor work, desirable qualifications & experience in using brushcutters, chainsaw, ride on lawnmower, tractor & an interest or training in horticulture. Need to be willing to work in all weathers & have a positive can do attitude. ASK: Shaun Wolton, Estate Officer, shaun.wolton@eastanglianlife.org.uk

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.