Green-fingered? Help support our garden tutors

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Food4Families

Happy to work outside in all weathers getting hands dirty?

Food4Families (f4f) has created a network of food growing gardens across Reading where residents can learn how to grow their own food together. These gardens are on allotment sites, school playing fields and communal land. Each garden has its own dedicated tutor and the project provides seeds, tools and other equipment to enable them to get growing.

We are looking for volunteers to support paid garden tutors working with residents (children and adults) in growing fruit and veg but also helping with general maintenance.

This year we are going to attempt to grow all our own plug plants in our new poly-tunnel and are looking for people to help there as well.

This role would be suitable for supported volunteering

 

 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sharon
Lastname
Fitton
Contact person's position
Food4families Project Coodinator
Their phone number?
01189586692
Contact instructions?
Email or ring Monday to Thursday

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PMWed AMWed PMSat AMSat PMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Wants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
At the site from garden tutor, supervision provided by project coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
travel expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
12 January 2017