“Volunteer roles / experience opportunities”
We are currently developing specific roles we will be looking for volunteers to fill at the nursery, but in the meantime we are desperately looking for general site hands. If you are keen and able to contribute some of your skills and time, we are keen on hearing from you.
We work with a various organisations, Sutton EBP, local schools and people from all backgrounds.
We deliver City & Guilds Training and a range of high quality horticultural courses to learners across the full ability and age range. We also deliver grounds maintenance contracts for council properties and a school in Merton The nursery at Seears Park, Sutton, is being developed into a hub for the community to include gated gardens, a café and gift shop and enable the full range of horticultural skills to be practiced or appreciated. Yourspacesutton deliver workshops to schools in partnership with Sutton EBP, and to the wider community in partnership and the site and nursery therefore has to be maintained appropriately to help facilitate the delivery of these programs as a vehicle to our long term aims and regeneration of the site.
Some Examples of activities site hand volunteer and work experience placements would cover include; - Grounds development, construction and landscaping skills
- Site and grounds maintenance including Use and maintenance of powered and non powered equipment.
- Plant stock maintenance, grouping, feeding, watering and weeding nursery stock - Potting up stock and container plants to ensure continued growth and health. - Maintaining beds, borders and raised planting areas - Propagation - Seed sowing – taking cuttings - maintaining optimum conditions - Maintaining safe working environment for vulnerable adults and groups with learning disabilities. - Set up and facilitation of workshops for visiting schools, groups or workshops, and task finisher. - Managing compost media mixes, green waste and compost heaps
If you are interested of getting involved in any of the above please contact us here.