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Volunteering Opportunity: VO69967

  • Gardener
    with CLEAR Buckhaven.

    Created/last updated: 26/02/2020

    About this opportunity:Are you interested in gardening? Able to carry out activities independently, after training/guidance? Experience in horticulture or gardening helpful but training can be given
     •  You will have an opportunity to plant and grow crops/fruit/veg which can then be cooked as a meal or handed out to the community to help improve health
     •  Or perhaps you have skills you are willing to share? Volunteers will be part of a supervised team
     •  Appropriate training (certified) will also be offered
     •  The Buckhaven Growing Space has a polytunnel, composting toilet, tool sheds, allotments and an established orchard
     •  One of CLEAR's volunteers won FVA Volunteer of the Year in 2017 and several years previously
     •  The Methil Community Garden is newer but also has a children's planting area
     •  CLEAR can show you both to help you decide which one you'd like to volunteer in
     •  Can't get childcare? Bring the kids along and get them involved
     •  Both gardens are a safe space with secure gates to make the whole area enclosed
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Training can be given and volunteers will receive support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses can be reimbursed daily for public transport on receipt of ticket.

    Experience required:Enjoyment of gardening, be physically fit and reliable. Work well as part of a small team.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place in either/both spaces - Methil Community Garden- just off Kirkland Drive, behind Fire Station. Buckhaven - Growing Space, 17 Omar Crescent, Buckhaven.

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