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Green Estate is part of a family of third sector organisations working to improve the environment on Manor and Castle Ward. Try your hand or improve your skills at gardening & conservation work in parks and meadows using a variety of tools in a stunning urban setting.

Garden Team Volunteer

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2021.

Helping with gardening tasks at our historic site - a Sheffield hidden gem. Work will include maintenance tasks such as weeding, pruning and mulching. You’ll work alongside the Community Ranger & other volunteers.

Garden Team Volunteer

Working mainly within the grounds of the historic Sheffield Manor Lodge as well as the Manor Oaks House wedding garden, you will help work alongside a Community Ranger and a team of volunteers to undertake general garden maintenance tasks. Our volunteers are essential for helping us maintain a higher standard of upkeep ‘around the edges’ of the grounds – so weeding, edging, pruning/cutting back, mulching. This role is perfect if you want to add practical experience to your land-based studies, or if you want to take advantage of the mental and physical health benefits of gardening. You will be shown what to do and how to use tools safely and no experience is necessary. This is a friendly and welcoming group who enjoy getting things done, in addition to a well-earned cup of tea.

What skills do I need?

Willing and able to work outside completing gardening tasks. Willing and able to follow our code of conduct and social distancing procedures. Interest or experience in gardening, horticulture or related areas an advantage

What will I gain?

Practical experience of garden maintenance work. Learn more about plants, gardening and our historic site. Gardening improves your physical and mental health! Chat to other volunteers and learn from each other

Training and support

Volunteer induction Work alongside the Community Ranger who can guide you through how to complete all the gardening tasks required

Time commitment

The sessions run every Tuesday from 10:00 - 14:30, with an hour break for lunch.







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Sheffield Manor Lodge and Sheffield Manor Oaks. 389 Manor Lane, S2 1UL.

Travel information

Tram - (Blue Route) to Spring Lane / City Road (+ 1 mile walk through Manor Fields Park) / Tram (Yellow Route) to Cricket Inn Road (+ 1 mile walk via Maltravers Road to Manor Lane) Bus - to City Road/Manor Lane: 7, 8, 8A, 41, 50, 50A, 71, 71A, 120 (+ 0.5 mile walk. Car - there is a car park
  • CausesEnvironment and conservation, Museums and heritage
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenTuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsGardening, Hands-on tasks, Outdoors
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Third sector and charity work

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