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Are you looking for ways to get outside, connect to the natural world, build new skills and meet people in your local community?

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Hempen Cooperative in RG8

Are you looking for ways to get outside, connect to the natural world, build new skills and meet people in your local community?

We are Hempen Cooperative, a small community farm based 4 miles outside of Reading.

Every Tuesday from mid-March we are hosting Community Volunteering Days.

From sowing seeds to pruning trees, making compost to relaxing with a hot drink of tea, our community days are a hive of activity. There is something for everyone.

The community days are part of our wider project to support food-growing in communities where people are food insecure.

We are also on the look-out for volunteers with cars!
Many of our volunteers face barriers which make it difficult for them to participate in our community days. We are recruiting a team of volunteer drivers who are able to help get volunteers to the farm and join in!

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sophie Gale,
Lastname
Their phone number?
07720541341
Location address line 1
Hempen Path Hill Farm House
Line 2
Goring Heath
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG8 7RE

Map
Location description
Across Reading or at the farm
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?
Tue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We hope to be hosting weekend open days and events during the summer months, dates tbc and covid permitting
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociableSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Awareness training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The V&O coordinator and other members of the cooperative
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
If you volunteer as a community driver / everyone recieves a hot lunch!
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
30
Opportunity added on
16 February 2021

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