Gardening/Conservation/Environment


The Wokingham Garden Share Scheme brings unused and underutilised gardens back into productive use. It is a scheme whereby the resident shares their garden with a paired up volunteer who wishes to grow vegetables. They then both share the vegetables free of charge. We now have 10 garden shares in operation and do 'one off's' to help older residents who need extra support. All this is free of charge. They have a team who volunteer who volunteer during the week from 10-12 noon but they are in need of some more volunteers. This scheme is inclusive to all. Volunteers are DBS checked as well as the resident. Volunteers are fully insured. Volunteers may wish to have their own growing plot or work alongside other volunteers in garden maintenance. As a thank you, the scheme tidies the residents garden free of charge. This scheme supports the local community, helping to reduce isolation for some residents and reduces vandalism because of regular visits to properties.

Dimensions is a specialist not-for-profit provider of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. We provide support to over 3,000 people across England and Wales. Our employees support people to live as independently as possible. As a volunteer gardener with Dimensions, you will have the opportunity to express your skills and enjoyment for gardening, while making a real difference for the people we support. Volunteers will be given creative license with the garden and will be allowed to do as much/little as they would like – we just ask that you are available for at least 2 hours per month, to ensure that the garden remains in a good condition and the grass is cut. This role will not involve volunteering alongside service users, it is purely a volunteer gardening role.

Thrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people.  Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.  They are looking for garden support volunteers to work with their clients and for volunteers for their monthly Saturday gardening group.

Moor Green Lakes Group are responsible for maintaining and developing the Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve in Finchampstead, monitoring and the protection of the wildlife on the reserve. They are looking for help from volunteers with conservation on a Tuesdays and Sundays from September to March time. No particular skills are needed, training is provided.

Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers (HCCV)- Holt Copse is a small, semi-natural wood in Wokingham which Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers (HCCV) manage on behalf of Wokingham Town Council.  Work parties are held mainly on Saturday mornings, every two weeks, between October and February, with no sessions during the summer. Activities include coppicing, planting hedges and installing and monitoring bird and bat boxes. 


 






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