Get Involved with our Projects

Volunteers at our Growing Ability and New Shoots projects are an invaluable source of support. Their commitment and enthusiasm has enabled our gardeners to do so much more.

Volunteering offers the opportunity to make a real difference: to develop new skills, build on existing experience and knowledge, and to reap the social benefits of meeting new people, making friends and getting to involved in the local community.

In 2014 Rachel, who had been a volunteer with Growing Ability and the Triangle Garden for many years, successfully applied for a paid position providing 1:1 support for one of our gardeners. She went on to become a horticulture support worker at our other Growing Ability sessions.

In 2015 Yolanda joined the Thursday afternoon Growing Ability group and has been a vital support. She has particularly made a difference in supporting two of our gardeners with their vegetable and flower growing. She has also put her previous experience to good use in helping us draft fundraising bids. She now volunteers twice a week for Growing Ability.

in 2021 Gill became a volunteer with New Shoots, assisting Steve to deliver the six week block of wellbeing sessions. Gill also volunteers with Friday Garden Club and is a member of our Events Committee.

If you would like to become a Growing Ability Project volunteer, please contact our Project Manager.

Please note that training is available for project volunteers, and an Enhanced Criminal Records Check will be required for this role.