Garden Volunteer


The building has a small garden area to the front which has been neglected in recent years and fallen into disrepair. Work started in late 2021 to clear the space and start the process of turning to garden into a community space. Groups of volunteers have already cleared and dug over the ground and we are ready to move to the next phase of turning it into a useful and beautiful space which will enhance the building and the community.

Volunteers are needed to help move us onto the next phase of the Project and get involved in the further development of the space. Volunteers will help with setting up planters, picnic benches and other areas and get stuck in with shovelling and digging! Once the garden is completed, we will need volunteers to help with regular tasks, including weeding, watering and keeping the plants healthy and the space looking great.

  • Preparing planters, planting seeds etc.
  • Watering and feeding plants
  • Trimming shrubs
  • Fertilizing, and weeding garden
  • Keeping walkways clear of debris and litter.

Have knowledge of gardening and a passion to make the place look inviting for wildlife, the community and those that work in the Catalyst building.

  • A love of the outdoors and gardening
  • Passionate about the environment
  • A willingness to get stuck in with manual tasks, whatever the weather!
  • Organised, with the ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work with others and to follow instructions
  • Ability to act in accordance with health and safety procedures

Time commitment:

Regular commitment would be 2-3 hours a fortnight and can be arranged to suit the volunteers, during office hours. (Monday to Friday 9-5) This can be discussed if you would like to do short times every week.


Catalyst will provide generic volunteer training including:

  • Volunteer induction
  • Training on Catalyst policies and procedures, including our Diversity and Equality, Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies
  • Tool safety training

Other information:

  • Will be reimbursed for all reasonable out-of-pocket costs incurred travelling between home and the Catalyst Office upon completion of the appropriate claim form.
  • Health & Safety at Work Act: It is the responsibility of all volunteers to ensure that the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act are complied with; safe working practices are adhered to and that hazards are observed and reported to the appropriate member of staff.

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