Corporate volunteering in Community Gardens

Environment and animals | People and communities

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Location: 1 Melina Road, London, W12 9HY (see map)

Travel: Goldhawk Road station. Cathnor Road bus stop.

Start date: 29/10/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking for Groups of corporate volunteers to work in our community gardens and in other local green spaces. Tasks include building ponds, compost bins, raised beds, planting wildlife gardens, building insect hotels. Tasks can be tailored to suit your group.
  • On each site there are several tasks to be completed and so individuals are able to work in areas of interest or skill.
  • Recent Projects include; Developing the wildlife garden at Sulivan Primary School, Fulham.ses.
  • Building a pond dipping stage and fencing at Flora Gardens Primary School, Hammersmith. Constructing a pond at Godolphin Gardens.
  • We can offer challenges at all times of the year and tailor activities to suit the size of your group. On each site there are several tasks to be completed and so Individuals are able to work in areas of interest or skill. We can provide either half or full day challenges as well as extras such as lunch or an end -of -day massage. 
  • We are happy to come and brief the team at your workplace prior to the event. Ideally we would like a months notice to organise the session but can often offer some activities at short notice.
HCGA

HCGA

What impact will this have?

  • Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) is a local environmental Charity who manage several community gardens in Hammersmith and Fulham. 
  • We have a range of projects which include conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, health and wellbeing projects, environmental playschemes and environmental education in local schools.
  • The people we work with day-to-day tend to be disadvantaged in some way, typically with mental or physical health problems.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Flexible on timings but Groups are typically with us from 9.30am - 4pm.

What else do I need to know?

  • Equipment: We will provide tools and gloves. We would suggest volunteers wear clothes they don't mind getting dirty and sensible foot wear.
  • Timings: We can be flexible on timings but Groups are typically with us from 9.30am4pm.
  • Numbers: We normally take Groups of 10 -20 volunteers but we can be flexible.

Expenses

  • CostsWe do ask for a donation to cover staff costs and materials. We can provide lunch which will include produce grown on site!

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Practical
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Practical

Training

  • Hammersmith Community Gardens Association are happy to come and brief a team at their workplace prior to the event.

Location

1 Melina Road, London, W12 9HY

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