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Timebuilders Grow Gardening Volunteer 2019/20

This opportunity takes place between 05 Sep 2019 and 31 Aug 2020.

Work with people who feel isolated,those on mental health recovery journeys, or those who are unemployed, by volunteering alongside them; enabling them to share their time, talents and community spirit. Help to grow vegetables in space that would otherwise be wasted space.

What skills do I need?

Willingness to get stuck in. Some gardening knowledge is useful but not vital. Interest in communicating with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and socially excluded groups. Willing to work without close supervision.

What will I gain?

Contributing to the continuing success of a movement which is committed to abolishing waste and promoting opportunities for people from all walks of life. Developing transferable skills and enhancing your CV. Gaining a positive reference based on good performance. Earning TimeCredits which can be used on meals in café, theatre or football tickets, social events, exercise classes etc.

Training and support

Integrated training. Meetings with staff or project leader for mentoring and advice. Materials, laptop, phone available to use.

Time commitment

Weekly Tuesdays or Thursdays 10am-12noon Minimum commitment: 3 months







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St Mary's Community Centre Bramall Lane S2 4QZ

Travel information

St Mary's is located only 20 min walk from campus. We are near the roundabout opposite Decathlon on Bramall lane and Hanover way/St Mary's Gate.
  • CausesEnvironment and conservation, Mental health, Social isolation
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenTuesday morning, Thursday morning
  • Skills and InterestsBefriending, Gardening, Hands-on tasks, Outdoors, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Third sector and charity work

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