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Volunteering Opportunity: VO98448

  • Garden and Glasshouse Volunteers
    with Friends of Pittencrieff Park.

    Created/last updated: 02/04/2024

    About this opportunity:They are a friendly group who carry out a variety of garden related tasks in the park and glasshouse
     •  They plan and get involved in projects to enhance the park
     •  They run monthly workshops for their volunteers and the public on a variety of topics
     •  They work closely with the gardening team and others to maintain the park for all to enjoy
     •  As well as outdoor physical tasks such as planting, pruning and weeding, there are volunteers who look after the plants in the glasshouse
     •  They raise the plants and hold an annual plant sale to raise funds for their activities
     •  Help is also welcome for admin and workshop organisation
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Initial induction to our areas in the park, the glasshouse, risk assessments, facilities, tools etc. As we work in smalll groups someone will demonstrate the task to be done and answer questions etc. We aim to have a range of tasks to suit everyones abilities, where possible
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We offer bus fares on receipt of bus tickets once a month.

    Experience required:No previous experience or special skills needed , they work in small groups , a willingness to muck in and help with a variety of tasks as part of the group is the main requirement. Everyone only does what task suits their abilities. There is always someone to give guidance / answer questions.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsMonday morning at 10 am til 12 at the glasshouses in Pittencrieff park . The park is in central Dunfermline, there is a public car park and bus services are nearby.

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