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Community Gardening Volunteer Days

Woodford Greeners

Woodford Greeners are looking for volunteers to help create our new Community Garden in Walled Garden at Ray Park. We are looking for people who enjoy being outdoors and have enthusiasm to get stuck in and learn new skills. 

We hold regular volunteer weekends at the garden, usually once a month. The dates change each month but all sessions are always 10am-3pm. Forthcoming dates are Sunday 21st May and Sunday 4th June. 

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Transforming an overgrown area of weeds into a beautiful garden of flowers, fruit trees, medicinal herbs and a vegetable growing patch. 
  • Creating most of the infrastructure from upcycled materials that have been discarded in the local area. 
  • Building raised plant beds from old timber. 
  • Building a rain garden. 
  • Creating habitats for local wildlife such as hedgehogs and stag beetles. 
  • We plan to be as eco-friendly as possible, committed to being pesticide-free, growing plants from seed or seedling in peat-free and minimising our use of plastic where possible. 

Benefits to the volunteer 

  • Learn and improve new or existing skills in gardening and wildlife. 
  • Spend time outdoors and in nature. 
  • A sense of fulfilment carrying out activities that will benefit the community as well as the environment. 
  • An opportunity to meet new people who share an interest in gardening and nature. 
  • Great for those interested in helping towards local wildlife, sustainability and the environment. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Have an interest and enthusiasm for the natural world. 
  • You should feel comfortable and happy working outdoors in different weather conditions. 
  • Be comfortable and happy working outdoors in different weather conditions. 
  • Be prepared to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, in the fresh open air. 
  • An interest in gardening is welcome but you can be a complete beginner. 
  • If you have any physical access needs, we can tailor activities to suit your requirements and volunteers can help out for as long or as short a time as they feel comfortable with. 
  • Unfortunately the garden is not currently suitable for wheelchairs as the ground is still uneven, but we hope to make it wheelchair friendly in the future when we've constructed the pathways. 

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

We hold regular volunteer weekends at the garden, usually once a month. The dates change each month but all sessions are always 10am-3pm, so we will keep this listing updated with the latest weekend available. Forthcoming dates include: Sunday 21 May and Sunday 4 June 2023.

Where does this role take place?

Walled Garden, Ray Park
Snakes Lane East
Woodford Green

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Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Animals and Wildlife
  • Conservation tasks/management
  • Environment
  • Nature work/outdoor tasks
  • Ideal for people who like
  • DIY/Construction/Odd Jobs
  • Events
  • Gardening
  • Application Process
  • Online Application
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
  • Peer support / buddying system in place
  • Training provided
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible parking available
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    The garden has uneven groun so at present it is not suitable for wheelchair users, although there are no steps, so it may be accessible for people with other needs. Please let us know your requirements and we can provide further details.
  • Are there any age limits?
    Children are welcome but should be aged 8+. All children aged 8-13 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    To sign up, please complete the online registration form that will be sent to you.
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Nearest bus stop is 275 by Ray Lodge Primary School. Nearest tube is Woodford on the Central Line (approx. 12 minute walk away)
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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