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Garden assistants / Trainee Project Coordinators

Gairdín Gort A Choirce

About Gairdín Gort A Choirce

The aims of The Gortahork Community Garden / Gairdín Gortahork Pobail will be: • To increase the skills and confidence of local people to grow their own food • To raise awareness of the connections between sustainability, food, health and wellbeing • To engage with all sections of the community • To be financially sustainable through social enterprise and collaboration • To promote traditional, ecological and natural methods and techniques

What's Involved

Gairdín Gort A Choirce is a new community group set up @OURganic Gardens , Co Donegal . We are looking for people interested in helping run a 'Green' social enterprise project @ Gairdín Gort A Choirce . The SEED Project will run from Jan 2017 to April 2017 . The SEED Project (Social Enterprise Empowering Development) volunteers will be growing vegetable and bee friendly plant packs for community gardens and tidy town groups. All the vegetables are sourced organic seeds and the flowers are all RHS pollinator friendly approved. All plants are grown in organic peat free seedling compost. We are running the project to promote the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and to work with community groups who can in turn help us sustain our community group. FOR the community BY the community.

What's required for this position

No Skills required just an interest in gardening , Biodiversity , Social Enterprise and Having Fun Outdoors . All training will be provided .

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • General Admin/ Office Support
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
C/O OURganic Gardens . Cashel na gCorr , Gortahork . Co Donegal

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Supervision

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Learning Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will be in a friendly atmosphere and the skills they learn will be valuable to further their education . There will also be further projects happening at Gairdín Gort A Choirce .

Getting there

We Can Pick Up in Gortahork Village . But By car the Co ordinates are 55°05'32.6"N 8°07'53.8"W

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Donegal
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