Earthworks was set up, in 1995, to offer people of all abilities training and work experience in horticulture, conservation and other land -based skills. They also raise awareness locally of the need to conserve and sustain our environment. Over a decade later they continue to enable local people with learning difficulties to work with others as equals. Earthworks is looking for volunteers to work with trainees with learning difficulties and/or mental health problems out and about locally, with our garden contracts and community conservation teams, which offer gardening, construction, conservation and other services to individuals and organisations in the community. Opportunities with the garden contracts team include lawn mowing, weeding, hedge cutting and general garden maintenance. With the conservation team, you can expect to be working with a group of young people on exciting tasks such as practical woodland conservation and creating and restoring wildlife areas. With both the gardening and contracts team you will be leaving in the morning and returning in the afternoon from our site in Hixberry Lane. Volunteers can commit to any regular periods of time, from a single day to a full week, and will join a team of staff members and volunteers. Support and training is offered. Working at Earthworks is tremendous fun, if occasionally cold, damp and tiring! A taster day is offered to all prospective volunteers.
What are you looking for?
Volunteers needed to help our contracts team which offer gardening, construction, and conservation.
Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. An initial informal discussion and the taster day will help both Earthworks and the volunteer work out the best way of using his or her talents. Experience with people with learning difficulties and/or mental health problems and/or in gardening, craft, conservation and construction will be useful, but is not essential. Come along and see how you can contribute.
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