Become a Volunteer Gardener

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Are you a passionate gardener? Do you have strong people skills and communication skills? Do you have experience of working with vulnerable individuals? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

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Volunteer gardeners attend gardening sessions on a regular basis, typically weekly or fortnightly, joining Grow for Life team members to help facilitate a gardening session for a small group of trainees. Sessions take place in designated gardening sites in or around Bath. The majority of our gardening sites are private gardens of elderly or ill residents who require and welcome help in maintaining their garden.

Volunteer gardeners help trainees learn gardening skills as well as helping make trainees feel welcome, safe and part of the group. Typical gardening tasks that volunteers will assist with and will help trainees to successfully perform include:

  • Seedbed preparation.

  • Vegetable and flower planting, maintenance and harvesting

  • Pruning

  • General garden maintenance.

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Volunteer gardeners also have an important role in helping to facilitate conversations with the gardening group, as well as encouraging trainees and making them feel at ease.

All volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check and attend a volunteer induction and relevant training sessions. Volunteers should be available on a regular basis.. You do not need horticultural qualifications, but must have experience of maintaining a garden or allotment.

If you are interested please contact us on 07729906223 or info@growforlife.org.uk to find out more. Let us know your name and contact details and we’ll be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!