Volunteer Leader

Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside Published: October 30, 2017
Location
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
Chester VA
Benefits
Community
Skill
Hands On
Activities
Gardening
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Support the development of our community garden site in Northwich, leading sessions with other volunteers who access the site for a variety of health and wellbeing reasons.

Do you want to work in the environmental sector but find you are lacking in experience to gain employment? Volunteering as a Volunteer Leader at Grozone Community Garden might be the answer! This is a particularly fantastic volunteer post for graduates who have left university and are wanting to gain some practical experience, but we welcome all ages (Over 18) and experience levels to this role. We are looking at those willing to dedicate time to helping to run this amazing urban oasis, including supporting and aiding regular volunteers including those with various mental and physical disabilities, site maintenance and practical horticulture work. We run sessions for volunteers 3 days a week(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) as well as a toddler session on a Monday morning. Please see our website www.grozone.org.uk for more information on our sessions and other aspects of Grozone. Grozone is easily accessible: near to Northwich station, within walking distance of the town centre and has good nearby bus links, there is parking available at Grozone for those who drive.

Essential Skills:

Able to get self to Grozone Community Garden

Friendly, calm and accepting

Willing to be trained in how to run things at Grozone

Willing to join in with a range of tasks

Able to work outside in all weathers

Able to closely follow instructions from the Grozone Staff

Must have or be willing to have a DBS check

Ideally dedicate at least one day a week but we are willing to work around other commitments Good time keeping

Enthusiasm for working outdoors

Desirable:

Horticultural experience and knowledge First aid certificate

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