Gardening Volunteering

Who is it for?

Suitable for people who are looking to do one or more of the following:
  • improve mental wellbeing
  • increase resilience in people
  • reduce social isolation
  • aid recovery from addiction or ill health
  • provide opportunities and skills for personal development and employability

The farm also seeks to actively engage with people who experience racism and/or are from diverse ethnic heritage and underrepresented in mainstream culture, as well as individuals from deprived areas of the city.

Commitment (days and times)

One of the following sessions every week:

  • Wednesday mornings 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday afternoons 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thursday mornings 9:30am – 12:30pm

Main activities and tasks

  • to maintain the food growing areas and harvest produce for the café and farm shop
  • to develop and maintain areas of the garden to be used by groups e.g. children’s garden and wildlife area
  • to maintain and develop gardens for visitors to enjoy

Skills, experience and qualities you need

  • some experience of gardening desirable but not essential
  • ability to be part of a team and work with others to complete tasks
  • able to take own initiative
  • ability to work independently to complete tasks

This is ideal for someone who would like to increase their personal confidence and work with different people.

Support and training

  • initial induction
  • support given during sessions from a member of staff
  • volunteer meetings

The role will provide you with the opportunity to give something to the community while you improve your wellbeing.

Find out more or apply

To find out more about Gardening for Wellbeing, please contact Sarah Mountford (Volunteer and Projects Coordinator ) on 0117 947 1194  or email

To apply, please complete this online application form.

Due to the high number of applications and referrals we receive, we are unable to offer everyone who applies a volunteering opportunity. All applications are assessed and then scored against both our funding criteria and our vision for a fairer future. We will let you know as soon as possible whether we can take your application forward.

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