School Allotment Volunteer

Garden Volunteering at St James' C of E Primary School is an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of a horticultural team. Volunteers gain experience in a school's allotment / garden that aims to demonstrate the skill of growing vegetables and flowers that will enable the students to use them in the school environment. The work will include developing the vegetable garden and tending the orchard with the possibility of developing community links with the cultivation of council planters.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

To assist in seasonal gardening tasks throughout the year that will develop as the gardens mature.
- Garden maintenance. including weeding, mulching, raking, digging over, staking and tying in, pruning, dead heading, bed preparation, tidying and path maintenance.
- Seasonal propagation and growing on. Including seed sowing, cuttings, potting up.
- Composting.
- Bed renovation and grounds development. Reinstating and installing beds, ground preparation, planting.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

All levels of horticultural experience are accepted but enthusiasm for outside, practical horticultural work is essential.

Areas of Interest: Conservation, Environment, Wildlife
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? DIY/odd jobs, Gardening, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Building work, Carpentry, Cleaning and tidying, Creativity, Outdoor work
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: St James' Primary School Allotment
Organisation Profile: St James' is a primary school with a school allotment. We grow produce in the garden that the children then use in cookery classes. We also sell this produce to the children's parents.