Our Gateshead

Environmental volunteer (Gardening)

Description of what will be involved: 

The main aim of the Community Kitchen is to provide affordable food and educational food-based workshops to families in an area of Gateshead which is affected by poverty.  The group also operate a hot food delivery service aimed at older people or vulnerable adults.
As well as all of the support that can be provided around food and education of food, the group are also looking to support some of the local neighbourhood with their gardens.    This is for tenants and residents who are vulnerable or unable to do their garden themselves.

The volunteers will be required to help support the group to deliver these types of activities. 

The volunteer role could include:

  • Clearing of a garden
  • sweeping up
  • pruning
  • cutting
  • digging
  • weeding
  • planting
  • litter picking

There are both light nd heavier activities available through this role, so, most types of volunteering can be catered for. Whether you can help a lot or a little it all makes a difference.

Equipment will be provided where possible, however if you would like to use your own it would be good if you could bring it along.

 

 

 

Opportunity Location: 
Skills and qualifications needed: 

Volunteers need to

  • have an interest in environmental type activities
  • have experience in gardening (desirable)
  • have any knowledge on plants etc. (desirable)
  • have skills in using gardening equipment
  • be able to lift and move items (other tasks can be provided if not)
  • work well with others
  • have a friendly attitude
  • have a desire to help others
     
Does opportunity require DBS check?: 
No
Times: 
The volunteer role is flexible to the volunteer
Opportunity start date: 
5th March 2019
Opportunity end date: 
Thursday, 5 March, 2020
Contact Person: 
Kate Marshall
Contact details: 
volunteering@gateshead.gov.uk

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