Gardening Volunteer

Catalyst House is the home of Catalyst, the infrastructure charity for Stockton on Tees.

The building houses several other charities, including Barnados, Volunteering Matters, Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) and Frade.

The building is also open to members of the public to drop in and find out about volunteering acrossb Stockton on Tees and for those looking to start charities or Community Interest Companies to access support.

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 the 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.

To apply for this role, please complete at application form here:


Carry out a range of gardening duties which may

· Preparing planters, planting seeds etc.

· Watering and feeding plants.

· Trimming shrubs.

· Fertilizing, and weeding garden.

· Keeping walkways clear of debris and litter.

Knowledge & Skills

No specific gardening knowledge required but volunteers should be:

  • Willing to get stuck in with manual tasks, whatever the weather!

  • Organised,
    with the ability to use own initiative.

  • Able to work with others and to follow instructions.

  • Able to act in accordance with health and safety procedures.

Personal Qualities

  • A desire to help maintain a community space.

  • A love of the outdoors and gardening.

  • Passionate about the environment.

General Requirements

Volunteers will be required to attend some group, gardening sessions.

Regular commitment would be 2-3 hours a fortnight and can be arranged to suit the volunteers, during office hours. (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm)


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.