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STAA at St Ann's Allotments
 
Location(s): St Ann's
 
Address where volunteering takes place: St Ann's Allotments Ransom Road Nottingha, NG3 3LH  

How many places are on offer?

Several

Purpose of Role:

Allotment gardening, Heritage display garden, and Community Harvest project - we have a range of practical based opportunities for people with green fingers of all skills levels, all based at the beautiful, unique St Ann's Allotments 1 mile from central Nottingham.


Role Description:

STAA delivers a range of community focussed horticulture/gardening projects. Volunteers help manage our gardens for visits by members of the public and a variety of local groups with a mix of access needs, as well as growing and harvesting food to be deliver to local food banks and community kitchens.
STAA is passionate about making gardening and horticulture accessible to a diverse audience. Volunteers are central in supporting the maintenance and development of the plots for this purpose, including getting directly involved with all aspects of growing both edible and ornamental plants.

These practical based sessions are suitable for all skills levels, and those studying in the sector will be ensured of a valuable mix of experience.

You can either attend regularly, or watch for the 'have a go' sessions to attend just occasionally.

Sessions typically include a mix of the following (depending on the season)
- sowing seeds
- feeding and watering seedlings and plants
- preparing beds for planting
- weeding
- path maintenance
- plot clearance
- pruning, deadheading, splitting
- cuttings and propagation
- harvesting fruit and vegetables
- sign painting
- hedgecutting

and everything and anything associated with gardening!

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
None! We have a mix of tasks suitable for all levels and excellent for learning and developing your gardening skills.
You just need to be comfortable with practical tasks, outdoors, and have an interest in gardening and/or the outdoors.

YOU WILL GAIN...
Experience of lots of gardening and horticulture skills
Those studying associated disciplines will get real-world experience, in a community setting, and alongside a mix of professional, skilled and experienced staff and volunteers.

These sessions are friendly and social and fun.

We have a mix of sessions which happen across Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (usually 10am -2pm). We will chat to you about the options depending on your interest and availability.

We are happy for people to attend as and when they are able, but appreciate regular attendance too if possible.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
None! We have a mix of tasks suitable for all levels and excellent for learning and developing your gardening skills.
You just need to be comfortable with practical tasks, outdoors, and have an interest in gardening and/or the outdoors.

YOU WILL GAIN...
Experience of lots of gardening and horticulture skills
Those studying associated disciplines will get real-world experience, in a community setting, and alongside a mix of professional, skilled and experienced staff and volunteers.

 
When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
 

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

16+

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

1 week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

2 hour induction. support and supervision available in each session.

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
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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