We have a fantastic group of committed volunteers who help us deliver our learning programmes. We know people are busy and have important commitments of their own, so we stress from the outset that you can give us as much or as little of your time as you are able. To give you a flavour of the many ways in which our volunteers help us, here are some examples of the sorts of activities they get involved with.
We have a growing group of volunteers who give us regular weekly assistance with school visits during term time. Working alongside our Education Officers, they help us to meet and greet school groups and guide them around the Garden and its collections.
On the first Saturday of each month and during school holidays, we hold drop-in family events which feature arts and crafts, hands-on-science and seasonal exploring. Our volunteers can help with researching, devising and setting up for the event, assisting families with the activity, and helping us clear away afterwards.
Our Schools' Garden has a dedicated group of volunteers who help with maintenance and lead horticultural activities at our after-school Gardening Club.
We run a range of community projects, both here at the Garden and out and about in the local community. Our volunteers help run events, support members of the community who need assistance while they are visiting the Garden and get involved in our community gardening project.
Sometimes we also just need an extra pair of hands. This might be for digging over a bed in the Schools' Garden, helping us prepare materials for festivals, exhibitions and trails or researching ideas to support our programmes. All these tasks are important to us and support us greatly in delivering learning here at the Garden.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please take a look at the role description which you can download from the list on the left along with the application form. If you would prefer to be sent a copy in the post please call and ask to speak to our administrator.