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Help to plan, manage and organise a small community group dedicated to local food growing
We are currently re-organising our group so that we can plan and manage both gardens more effectively. We are looking for people who support our aims of sustainable local food growing to help on our new committee. Activities could involve organising volunteers, running working parties, publicity, communications or organising events, according to committee members strengths and interests. Committee members would also be eligible for officer positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if elected at an AGM
We are setting up a new committee to help run both our community gardens. Volunteers for our committee roles will help us to plan and manage our activities, help with engaging our community so that the organisation can continue into the future. We would like input from volunteers so that administrative tasks can be shared out more efficiently and we can sustain networks and partnerships already established.
The volunteer would be working with other committee members, gardeners and partners, mainly from home with hours to suit, roughly 2 hours per week, some evening meetings and weekend events.
Skills and Qualifications:
Essential skills are diplomacy, tact and communication. Negotiating skills are useful as well as understanding, empathy, patience and enthusiasm.
Practical skills in organic gardening would be helpful to understand the activities in the gardens
Understanding of social media and general IT skills would also be helpful.
Experience of planning and organising is useful but this role is also suitable for someone who would like to learn and gain experience of working with a community group with supervision from existing Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.
18 years and over
5 working days
half a days induction with support and supervision over following months