Charity for the advancement of education in Horticulture and Conservation. This includes: placements for young adults with learning difficulties; help for the young unemployed; wildlife audits; workshops; community open days; group visitors; school visits; visits under residents of nursing homes.
We also have our own programme of residential placements (4 to 8 weeks) for students from across the E.U.
We also sometimes need stewards to assist at our annual private viewing and various open days.
The garden is a series of "rooms" which includes:
Herbarium; Vegetables; Orchard; Wetland; Waterfalls; Beach; Pond; Cottage Garden; Exotics; Collections: Dianthus; Fucshias; Acers; Conifers; Exotics; Alpines; specimen trees; meditation areas, Statues; of deities & mythological animals; large wooden arches; pergolas; 23 seating areas; walls and paths. And emergent woodland area.
No previous experience necessary. Liquid refreshments provided. And all tools and gloves etc are provided.
Volunteers can come along to help from as little as 2 hours a week. Your help working with the founder Stephe Cox (and sometimes our E.U. volunteers) will be invaluable to assist us in maintaining the garden, develop new projects and enable it to continue to be available for the benefit of others.
There is also a fully equipped gym for use by volunteers.
Manager for Habitats & Wildlife
As part of its ethos to give responsibility to young people, this post is for an individual to take full responsibility for Habitats and Wildlife, this includes writing information sheets.
The post can operate remotely. It is anticipated that each post last for one university year part time. (but may be shorter depending on individual circumstances). This means that you can work part time at your own pace whenever you have the time. It is also important that it does not detract from your university studies.
The trust is a registered charity for the advancement of education in horticulture and conservation. The garden is organic and wildlife takes precedence. The Trust also has a code of practice with regards to rights of non-human life. In both the house and the garden the carbon footprint is being reduced and measures for ecological living undertaken.
This post is for someone to take charge for a year of the aspect of the Trust dealing with wildlife habitats. This will include:
1. Repairing and maintaining animal homes.
2. Constructing new ones.
3. Research improving conditions and planting in the garden here for wildlife.
3. Writing guides for the public on how to make bird and bat boxes, bug hotels etc.
4. Writing guides for the public on how to attract wildlife to their garden.
5. Writing guides for the public on how create wildlife friendly corners & conditions.
6. The manager can also devise and give their own workshops in the garden here for young people.
7. Research and make connections with organisations who may want to work with us.
8. Research sources of grants for the Trust regarding our conservation work.
The manager will research and write guides chosen from a list supplied. But may also make suggestions of other subjects. The finished material will be stored in the Trust archives and disseminated to the public. The manager will be given authorial credit. The material may be used in future publications by the Trust.
Part of this post can be undertaken remotely and it does not require weekly attendance. Occasional attendance might be considered for items 1,2 and 6.
This is a voluntary role for a registered charity. Volunteering will improve your skills and c.v. When recruiting staff employers often favour applicants who have done volunteering work.
On conclusion: (i) You will produce a final report on your achievements/role. (ii) Receive a testimonial from the Trust. (iii) Be able to list the Trust as one of your References for job applications.
Minimum commitment level: Once a month
Start Date: 01-02-2021
Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 31-08-2021