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.
The project will last from now until the end of the growing season, around the end of October.
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.
Plots across Reading
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
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Any of these times
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeLikes team workHappy to work soloEnjoys working outsideLikes to get hands dirtyPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
An induction, training to use tools
Description of support
From F4F staff
Description of expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
5 June 2020