Volunteer with us: Garden Assistant

8 Feb, 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic people with a love for gardening who can assist our part time gardener at Felix Road Adventure Playground.

We provide people of all ages with places and ways to connect. We are passionate about our community and putting local people in control, so that together, we can build healthy and happy neighbourhoods. We inform and inspire action in Easton and Lawrence Hill making East Central Bristol a place of possibility for everyone. 

We are an award-winning community organisation working in Easton and Lawrence Hill, Bristol. We run Easton Community Centre and Felix Road Adventure Playground. We deliver community projects and communications, like Up Our Street magazine. 

We care about our people and our places and invite you to join us if you do too. 

Graffiti wall in Felix Road

What are we looking for? 
We are looking for enthusiastic people with a love for gardening who can assist our part time gardener at Felix Road Adventure Playground.

Why? 
The green spaces at Felix Road Adventure Playground provides children who live in built up areas with great opportunities to engage with nature and grow their own food. However, maintaining the large site with a small team of part-time staff is challenging and we would greatly appreciate additional support to maintain the green spaces.

Timings 
We are particularly looking for people to assist our part-time gardener every other Wednesday. He is usually at the playground between 8:30am and 3:30pm on these days. Any time that you can spare to help out while he is around would be greatly appreciated. We hope that this could turn into a regular, welcoming group activity.

If that time doesn’t work for you and you are confident carrying out tasks independently, we are open to finding another time for you to visit and carry out odd jobs.

What support we can offer? 
Our gardener will be on hand to support you with any questions relating to the tasks and we have our own equipment that you can use. You are of course welcome to bring your own if you prefer. We will also provide hot drinks and biscuits during the day!

Next steps
Please complete the application form and send to Kate Bilsborough at kate@upourstreet.org.uk

HOW TO APPLY

Please read the Volunteer Pack before applying, we hope it contains all the information you will need to apply for the role. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Kate at kate@upourstreet.org.uk

To apply for the role please complete an application form. Please let us know what you can bring to the role, using the headings as guidance.

Send completed applications to kate@upourstreet.org.uk

Please also fill in the monitoring form (This is anonymous and kept separate from your application)

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