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Garden Maintenance Volunteer

Forest Farm Peace Garden (FFPG)

Garden Maintenance Volunteer

Our garden in Hainault is open for independent volunteering on Mondays from 11:30am to 3:30pm to help with maintenance and improvement of our large garden, orchard and wildlife areas.

Activities will focus on general garden maintenance with a range of tasks from light to heavy, suitable for different abilities.

Main tasks and responsibilities

⦁ Light weeding of vegetable and perennial beds.

⦁ Clearing bramble and overgrowth to clear areas.

⦁ Weeding and wood-chipping pathways.

⦁ Preparing garden areas for use such as digging and mulching.

⦁ General tasks and repairs around the site.

⦁ Specific site development projects such as pond area, installing new beds etc.

Benefits to Volunteer

  • Working in the outdoors
  • Working with wildlife
  • Good way to meet new people locally. 
  • Basic reference on request after volunteering for one year.
  • Volunteers may take some of the produce home.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Ability to do tasks independently and follow basic guidance with minimal supervision. We are not able to provide one to one support, although there will be other volunteers and staff around to ask questions if you need to.
  • Some knowledge and experience of gardening or outdoors work is desirable, although       some  staff guidance is provided.
  • Commitment to treat others fairly and with respect.
  • Awareness of health and safety, how to use tools and carry out tasks safely.
  • Need to be 18+

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Monday garden maintenance open days currently run from 11:30am to 3:30pm

Where does this role take place?

Forest Farm Peace Garden, end of Hazelbrouck Gardens

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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
  • Environment
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Gardening
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • Support provided
  • Basic reference can be provided
  • Induction provided
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible parking available
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
    Minimum age 18, no maximum age limit
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    application form
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    one year
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
  • Support Provided - additional information
    staff point of contact and guidance
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Hainault tube, local buses, free carpark
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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