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Worcester Community Garden Volunteer


Worcester Community Garden


Time Commitment

Contact Details


Short or Long Term, Part Time

Mandy Neill


About the Role

The site is entirely run by volunteers – there is a job for everyone! There is always lighter or heavier gardening, construction and maintenance work to be done and skilled or unskilled jobs that can be suited to individuals experience. There is a regular jobs board that is kept up to date, examples include watering, weeding, digging, potting on, painting, sweeping, pruning or strimming. A site supervisor is always present to guide and introduce the work and the other volunteers who are   present that day. All tools and equipment are provided, there is running water and a compost toilet on site.

Jobs include: 

  • Weeding, pruning and strimming

  • Potting on and planting out

  • Tool cleaning and maintenance

  • Construction, carpentry, painting

  • Harvest and weigh produce from the garden

  • Help with sales at the kiosk

  • Repair main compost bins

  • Help collect and install donated greenhouse staging

  • Help plant out and maintain the new allotment and herb gardens

  • Clear weeds from pathways

  • Strim grass in rows between fruit trees in orchard

  • Tidy up water capture area on allotment garden

  • Complete repair of small greenhouse on allotment garden

  • Create new tap stand for handwash station to side of blue shed

  • Help to rebuild large donated greenhouse

  • Help build pontoon to float blue shed

  • Batten and fix cover to craft hall

  • Apply a coat of oil to small tabletops and boxes in the craft polytunnel to help      preserve them

  • Wash down polytunnel covers and the glass of main greenhouse

  • Repair/refurbish folding wooden tables

  • Help prepare the area which will become our new wetland garden

Skills and Qualifications

None, we can help match jobs on site to individual skills and interests

About the Organisation

Worcester community garden is a registered charity running a half acre site on the edge of Pitchcroft, Worcester Racecourse. We are part of Transition Worcester, which is committed to developing resilitence and a more sustainable way of living within the community in the face of climate change and fossil fuel depletion. On the community garden site we follow organic and no dig principles to produce   fruit, vegetables and flowers, meaning our beautiful produce is grown with zero chemicals and zero air miles. The garden includes a number of different small garden spaces designed to provide ideas and inspiration for volunteers and the many visitors who pop in to look around.

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