Volunteering at Core Landscapes

Volunteer sessions weekly – come rain or shine!

Core Landscapes welcomes and depends on volunteer help with caring for the garden and plant nursery. Valuing volunteers’ time, skills and ideas are an inherent part of Core Landscapes’ ethos.

We aim to listen to our volunteers’ reasons for joining us and wherever possible, cater the activities to the particular areas of interest of the volunteer. Volunteers can have responsibility for particular areas within Core Landscapes for vocational and personal development.

Community Volunteering

Tuesdays 10am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 3pm

For people who would like to help look after the Core roof garden and street level garden and by doing do increase gardening knowledge and boost mental wellbeing in a friendly and social environment. Also for people who would like to gain community project experience for vocational purposes. Please note – These sessions are not suitable for beginner gardeners; Though a staff member is on hand to guide during these sessions we regrettably do not have the capacity for one-to-one support. If you require a more supported session suitable for beginner gardeners please look at our Beginner Gardening Sessions on Thursdays (for Core Arts members only) and our referral process.

Support Volunteering

Tuesdays 10am – 12.30pm, or 1pm – 3pm
Thursdays 10am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm 

For people with some (or lots of) gardening knowledge who would like to assist others in their learning and for people who would like to gain community project experience for vocational purposes.

NB This role requires a full DBS check and safeguarding training held at Core Arts.

Some Benefits of Volunteering with us:

  • Learning new skills
  • Meeting interesting people
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Expanding your CV
  • Having a positive impact on your community
  • Increasing self-esteem and confidence
  • Making a difference
  • Being valued
  • Satisfaction

Opportunities in:

  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • Planting design
  • Construction
  • Marketing
  • Plant maintenance
  • Landscaping

We also value volunteer input in the areas of promotion, and event planning.

‘I was really glad that came to Core Landscapes today as they have provided me with an enjoyable yet challenging volunteering opportunity. I think that the gardens are an amazingly beautiful space and idea and the staff I worked with today were friendly, fun and taught me some fab new skills. I think that it would be a great chance for anyone to experience volunteering here’.