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Roots to Work is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Community Growing Project Volunteer

Sydenham Garden
Sydenham, London

Posted: 9 Jul 2024

Deadline: 23 Aug 2024

Compensation: N/A



Job description

We are seeking volunterers to support our project facilitator to deliver community growing sessions, helping to create an inclusive and welcoming environment.

This volunteer role is an important part in helping to enable residents of social housing to connect with local green spaces and to improve their wellbeing, mental health and social connections. 

Gardening experience is not essential but you will need to have an interest in gardening and working outside, as well as an interest in volunteering with people from a wide range of backgrounds who face barriers to accessing green spaces.

This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, as you may be involved in working with vulnerable adults.

Role Description

  • This role is primarily to assist the project facilitator with the delivery of outreach activities and nature-based sessions in public and residential green spaces as well as our De Frene Market Garden.
  • Help to set up sessions and participate in giving feedback when sessions end.
  • Help implement the relevant Health and Safety procedures with the supervision, guidance and support of the Project Facilitator.
  • To be an active part of the team, working with the Project Facilitator to support participants during sessions, welcoming them into the project, helping them meet other people and orientating them to the site.

Volunteers would need to be available Wednesdays 5.30-8pm and/or Sundays 10.30am-2pm

Application information

Full job description and application form available online: Community Growing Project Volunteer – Sydenham Garden

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About Sydenham Garden

Our Organisation Sydenham Garden, based in Lewisham in South-East London, is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health. We provide nature and arts based creative, social and therapeutic activities for co-workers (the name we give to our primary beneficiaries).

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