Volunteering opportunities at the Community Market Garden


We are always looking for more volunteers to help plants and people grow. The garden is a peaceful environment for our service users to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence whilst benefitting from ‘ecotherapy’. It is also a vital bridge between the work of New Hope and the community of Watford.

To apply for these roles, please fill in the application form and return it to Kat Joyce, Volunteer Coordinator, at 67 Queens Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 2QN or email it to getinvolved@newhope.org.uk.


Gardeners

The Role

Volunteers will work alongside service users to grow flowers, vegetables and herbs which are then sold to help generate funds for the work of New Hope.

A wooded area of the garden has recently become available, opening up scope for creatively expanding the scheme into new areas, making this an exciting time to become involved in an inspirational project.

The Right Volunteer

Anyone who can spare half a day a week and enjoys being outside.

Your Reward

Apart from the fulfilment you will get from being involved in this thriving project at such an exciting time, you will also benefit from the tranquillity and therapeutic nature of the garden, with opportunities to learn new skills.


Creatively skilled volunteers

The Role

It is always our hope that the beautiful and inspiring setting of the Community Market Garden will encourage our service users to explore their own creative potential and so we already offer a number of creative sessions from the garden. We recognise that the wide range of people who come to the garden for support all have different pathways to discovering their creativity and are therefore looking to increase the range of creative sessions through volunteers who are willing to share their skills and knowledge. Examples of skills we are looking for are sculpture making, willow weaving, pottery making, woodwork, foraging, painting, illustrating, poetry and creative writing, music, bricklaying and all manner of craft skills.

The Right Volunteer

Anyone who can spare a half day or day a week and would enjoy sharing their skills with service users, contributing to their wellbeing and personal development.

Your Reward

Apart from the fulfilment you will get from being involved in this thriving project at such an exciting time, you will also benefit from the tranquillity and therapeutic nature of the garden, with opportunities to learn new skills.