Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA) are seeking volunteers to help at our wonderful garden project based at the Grove Nursery, Just off Hazeldene Road (close to Hazlehead Park and Recycling Centre), AB15 8LD (free parking available or 10 minute walk from nearest bus stop. Any travel costs are reimbursed to volunteers).
Your support and contribution as a volunteer can play a vital role in developing other’s personal development, social inclusion and active participation in their local community.
• Full volunteer training provided
• Access to Trellis therapeutic Gardening course.
• Opportunity to network with other local community groups
• Participation in annual plant sale
• Support marginalised and vulnerable group in their personal growth and development
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact: Gavin Wright, Depute Service Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 577120.
The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Growchapel project based in Drumchapel, is a Glasgow City Council initiative aimed at improving health and wellbeing through the benefits of creating and managing a wellbeing garden. Growchapel is a welcoming, inclusive site for the people of Drumchapel to enjoy, relax, and grow within. It is a place where everyone is included, where diversity and creativity are valued, encouraged, and always respected. It is a kind space, which supports wellbeing for us, our families, and the environment. Being a Wellbeing Garden Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Growchapel project and work in partnership with the CHSS Health Defence team to manage the wellness garden. You will get to meet new people in your community and have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to the awareness of CHSS.
Working with teams at Crombie, Forfar Loch, Monikie Park or Angus Glens countryside activities which include conservation work, environmental education, site maintenance and preparing for event and activities.
Volunteering as a garden grower within the Ninewells Community Garden can involve a number of activities. In general the role will involve:
• Working as part of the gardening team.
• Assisting in practical aspects of developing and maintaining the garden.
• General gardening maintenance tasks such as weeding, deadheading, tidying the wider surroundings of the garden, watering, pruning etc.
• Working cooperatively with other volunteers, visitors and residents from the neighbouring communities.
• Communicating with the facilitator and/or board of trustees about needs or concerns to ensure a safe, accessible and enjoyable environment.
• Assisting with household duties (washing, cleaning etc.) in our Leaf Room to ensure a healthy and safe indoor environment.
• Supporting the greater objectives of the community garden and be an ambassador of the garden.
We offer additional opportunities to share your skills, interests and ideas such as landscaping, planning and design; specific horticultural expertise; wildlife and nature surveys; other supporting skills such as administration, marketing, art & design, events, education etc. Please speak to us about these opportunities.
As a Friend of Dundee Law you will be part of a team of enthusiastic people, giving their time to make our most iconic green space better for everyone. You can develop your interests and learn from others in Nature and wildlife, Geology and Archaeology, Practical Conservation, Committee admin, People and community involvement, Promotion.
The group are involved in activities committee meetings, advice to the council, cutting back overgrown vegetation, wildlife surveys, historical researching etc. You can help put on events for the public or make use of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for training.
Are you interested in helping our tenants bring their communal gardens back to life? Our Retirement Schemes across city are looking for experienced gardeners (or a keen amateur) to help restore these wonderful spaces back into shape. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our tenants have not been able to care for their once-loved outdoor spaces, and they are in need of a friendly and patient volunteer to help out. So if you have green fingers, and want to help they elderly tenants in our Retirement schemes to be able to enjoy their green spaces again, get in touch!
Training and gardening tools will be provided, times and commitment can be decided between the volunteer and coordinator prior to starting.
Working on a croft which is developing a business to provide veg boxes for the local community. The opportunity offers the chance to gain experience and knowledge of organic vegetable production including preparing land, raising seedlings, potting on and harvest. Organic methods are used for soil fertility, pest and disease prevention and weed control. Minimal fossil fuel use is also important and hand tools and animals are used to clear land for production. Other croft work such as fencing, working with sheep, pigs, hens or selling produce to the local community is also available. Work is varied but can be physically demanding and sometimes take place in wet, windy or cold weather. Oilskins, gloves and some sizes of rubber boots can be provided.
Are you green fingered? Good at growing vegetables? Passionate about getting more people growing food in Falkirk?
Project Food at FEL are looking for Volunteers to be Garden Buddies!
You'll be part of a project which aims to plant the seed for healthier, more sustainable futures by helping people grow their own food and make tasty, nutritious meals with it.
Through buddying, mentoring, networking and peer learning, we help community leaders and volunteers share food knowledge and get more produce growing locally.
As a Garden Buddy, you'll be matched to a community project with a garden and will be there to guide them as they develop their growing project.
So, whether you consider yourself an expert when it comes to growing food or you've managed to get some herb pots going and grown some garden veggies – we want to hear from you!
How you support and how much time you commit is completely up to you and who you’re matched with. It could be 1 hr a month where you have a monthly planning session over coffee, it could be ad-hoc remote advice, or it could be a couple of hours a week/month of hands-on involvement in the growing process.
If you don't quite consider yourself an expert, this could even be an opportunity to learn alongside your community project if you are looking to build on your own skills and knowledge
We are looking for people to help support our community garden in Closeburn. We grow, fruit, vegetables and flowers which we distribute to the the community free of charge. We also hold gardening sessions for the local primary school and a young peoples gardening club.
We are happy to welcome volunteers who would like to be involved in any of our activities, whether they are experienced gardeners or total novices who would like to learn.
Do you value your local park and green space?
Do you want to see improvements there, and more people using it?
Do you want to volunteer in your local community?
If so, why not get together with your community to form a local friends group?
‘Friends of Parks’ groups work with local groups and our Council to create better open spaces. Each group helps care for a specific park or green space in the region. Through the partnership, park users get a greater say in what goes on in their local parks.
We are looking to form a Friends of Popeye’s Park group to help look after and care for Popeye’s Park in Lincluden. If you interested in being involved in this group, please get in touch!