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Volunteering Opportunity: VO57572

  • Gardening Volunteer
    with Methilhill Community Children's Initiative.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Come and help MCCI create a safe and enjoyable garden for the community of Methilhill
     •  If you enjoy being outdoors and have one or two spare hours a week they would love to hear from you
     •  Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative has acquired the lease of a piece of waste ground near Methilhill Primary School
     •  They have transformed it into a walled garden for all the community to use and need help maintaining the garden and all the trees, flowers, herbs and bushes they have planted
     •  Families or friends are welcome to volunteer as a group
     •  Gardening knowledge would be an advantage but it’s not essential, as long as you’re enthusiastic and willing to muck in
     •  Here is a list of the types of things you might be asked to do in the garden: Weeding Planting Trimming Pruning Maintaining paths Cutting grass Tidying up
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:80
    Training provided:Volunteers will attend induction training with the Volunteer Development Worker. Regular one to one support will be given by the VDW.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses will be paid monthly. Public transport and 45p per mile will be paid.

    Experience required:Basic gardening skills, enthusiasm, commitment, ability to follow written and verbal instruction.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsCommunity Garden, Sea Road, Methilhill, KY8 2GW. Bus numbers 6, 6A, 6B48, 48A, 150, SA3, SH11 are available. There is ample on-street parking in the surrounding area.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.