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About this opportunityGrowing Works

Volunteers are required initially on Thursday mornings 10 am to 12 noon, in term time, at Hope Bank Works, Woodhead Road, Honley HD9 6PF to help provide education on the natural environment and the seasons through gardening and outdoor activities.

There is the opportunity to extend the amount of time to volunteer for the right person. There will also be opportunities to help with events throughout the year.

What you can hope to gain from them:
Confidence, a place to feel safe and valued.
To socialise and meet new people.
Plant nursery skills.
References for further volunteering or employment.
Transferable skills.

They can work with individuals on areas of interest but the main driver is developing our herb nursery – many tasks involved, not just potting plants!

About the organisation

Growing Works vision is to nurture lives to empower vulnerable people to build resilience. They don’t only grow vegetables, they grow people.

They aim to promote good health in communities by providing inclusive and creative opportunities for physical activity.
To aid menwell-beingeing through the provision of outdoor therapeutic activity for:
Families with complex needs.
People in isolated and vulnerable circumstances.
People with mental health issues.

To provide education on the natural environment and the seasons through gardening and outdoor activities.

What are they looking for?

They are looking for volunteers who
Are interested in the outdoors, who don’t mind a bit of dirt!
Have a willingness to learn and try out new skills.
Have a welcoming attitude to members of the public attending the community centre.
Have a friendly, non-judgemental attitude.

Date and details

They offer full training and support. Two hours a week on a Thursday morning between 10 am and 12 noon.
Basede on a regular bus route from Huddersfield. The 310 bus stops right outside – just after Rodgers Plant Hire on the left. Can refund reasonable travel costs.
There is disabled access, please phone us to discuss any requirements that you may have.

How to apply

Apply online here

T: 07719 509703