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Offered by:
Sherwood Community Food Gardens
Location(s): Sherwood
Address where volunteering takes place: Sherwood Community Centre Garden Mansfield Road Sherwood Nottingham NG5 3FN  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Help to plan, manage and organise a small community group dedicated to local food growing

Role Description:

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.

When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

18 years and over

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

5 working days

How long to complete training and recruitment?

half a days induction with support and supervision over following months

Volunteer Expenses offered? No
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No

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