Volunteering with the Hort Team

Our horticultural division comprises 7 Sections, each with a specific area of responsibility: Alpine and Woodland, Demonstration and Display, Experimental, Glasshouse, Landscape and Machinery, Systematics, and Trees and Shrubs.

Volunteer applications are welcomed from those who are keen to support us in delivering horticultural excellence throughout the Garden.
Applicants should have basic horticultural skills and an interest in, and understanding of, horticulture. In each Section the work is interesting and varied, although excludes the use of machinery and chemicals. The tasks indicated within each role provide an outline of the duties and may change over time.

Horticultural volunteers will provide valuable support to Sections in delivering the core elements of their work. Each section comprises a Supervisor, Assistant and Trainee and in all areas, volunteers will be closely supervised by the Section Supervisor.

Volunteers will receive a thorough induction to CUBG, including Health and Safety / Risk Assessments with their relevant Section Supervisor, upon commencing duties. Regular reviews with the Section Supervisor will also be scheduled into the work programme.

Applicants are asked to commit to one regular day each week, which can be a full day (starting at 8.00 am), or one half day, to be agreed.

To download further details and a form to express your interest, please click on the links to the left.

Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018.

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