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Interested in growing fruit and vegetables from seed?

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Food4Families in RG2

Food4Families (F4F) is a community food growing project that 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 attempt to grow all our own plug plants in our poly-tunnel at our training base and are looking for people to help with seed sowing, potting on and other propagation related tasks.

The base also has actual beds for growing on the fruit and vegetables and this garden also requires some basic maintenance.

This role would be suitable for supported volunteering

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Jane Amin, Food4families Project Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189586692
Contact instructions?
Ring or email Monday to Thursday
Location address line 1
Food4families Training Base
Line 2
South Reading New Directions,
Line 3
330 Northumberland Avenue
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG2 8DH

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Wed AM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
Mornings only 10.30 to 12.30
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and on the job training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
A paid member of staff present at all times.
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?
4

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