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Make a difference by growing and distributing fresh produce

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Food4Families

For the past 10 years Food4families has created 25+ school and community food-growing gardens in Reading, involving thousands of people in growing fresh, healthy produce.

As a result of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Food4Families has identified a need to increase local food growing to provide fresh food to vulnerable people in the community.

Food4Families would like to utilise the many people that responded to Team Reading’s call for volunteers to help in the Covid19 crisis; to ‘make a difference’ by growing and distributing fresh produce.

Working alongside existing Food4Families garden tutors we are looking for local volunteers to grow fruit and vegetables at our existing community gardens by expanding the existing growing area to meet the demand.

There will be opportunities to learn invaluable skills and useful experience through the project along with benefitting your own health and wellbeing.

An induction and training will be provided.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Michele Atkins, Project Administrator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189586692
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance

Location description
Plots 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 AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeHappy to work soloEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
An induction, training to use tools
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From F4F staff
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
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
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
30 October 2020

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