Voluntary Opportunities: Horticulture

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Horticulture vacancies: gardening and plant health vacancies.

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Explanation of the headings here.

JOB: Community Gardening Volunteer
BE4: Ongoing
IV: --
LOC: Belfast
PAY: Training, expenses, fresh veg!
FOR: Groundwork Northern Ireland

Groundwork NI welcomes volunteers to help us manage and maintain our beautiful gardens in the heart of the community. We have community gardens in North, East and South Belfast all with capacity for more volunteers. By volunteering in the garden you’ll have access to a horticulture specialist who can help you learn more about sowing, growing and planting in a fun and friendly environment. We provide full training to all our volunteers so whether you’re a gardening guru or growing novice there is always something to do and learn and there is a real reward for your time as you see the garden blossom throughout the year. Minimum 2 hours per week/fortnight. For further information about our volunteering opportunities contact:

JOB: Community Garden Volunteer
BE4: 30-09-2020
IV: --
LOC: Rye Community Garden, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NE
PAY: All training, tools and gloves provided.
FOR: Rye Community Garden

Want a chance to get outdoors, grow some great tasting fruit & veg and meet new people? We run free gardening volunteer sessions at Rye Community Garden, Love Lane, Rye, TN31 7NE. These are on certain Mondays (2pm - 4pm) and Saturdays (11am - 1pm) from February to September. The upcoming dates for September are: Sat 5, Mon 14, Sat 19 and Mon 28. Please bring your own gloves and follow all social distancing guidelines at the garden. New volunteers always welcome, and no experience necessary! Time commitment, casual - several hours per week or month as suits. To find out more please visit: or 'Rye Community Garden' on Facebook.

JOB: Volunteer Land Maintenance.
LOC: Cemeteries in Leeds (various)
PAY: Travel expenses, training,
FOR: Leeds City Council

Lockdown has meant that more people have enjoyed green spaces but also that we have not been able to look after them as well. We need keen people to come regularly to help us to plant, weed, mow, dig, fix things, build things etc. If you can help email  Anyone is welcome, training and tools are provided along with travel expenses up to a maximum of £5 if required. The day will be a maximum of 4 hours work but can be shorter if needed. Children can come if they bring a parent with them. Please email for more information and to match you to a nearby site.