Gardening Volunteer

Bishop Auckland, Durham City

At our Bishop Auckland and Durham City sites, we have a small garden areas that requires some attention. We have a small fund to support with purchasing materials and are looking for a keen gardener to lead on this project with the support of some of the people that access our service.


We are open to ideas from how the space can be better utilised but our initial thoughts were to create a living wall, planters, bird boxes, fruit trees, vegetables that can mainly grow up on canes, herb garden. We would also like a memory tree, flowers that attract wildlife and a seating area.

Skills & Qualities

Essential Criteria

Keen and knowledgeable gardener with suitable experience
Passionate about making the of most outdoor spaces
Honest and committed
Good time keeping

Able to work as part of a team, on own initiative and to instruction
An understanding of Humankind – information is available on our website and you can call a specific project to make enquires

Desirable Criteria
Access to gardening equipment that can be used as part of the role
Able to commit to a minimum of one month to be able to carry out the majority of the work

Our workplace values are:
• Honest: we are open and realistic, building trusted relationships in which we challenge, collaborate and change.
• Committed: we are passionate about being the best that we can be, and we do this by keeping people at the heart of everything that we do.
• Inventive: we are ambitious, drawing together skills and resources to innovate and adapt in determined pursuit of our mission.

When & Where?

Our Bishop Auckland site is Saddler House, 4 Saddler St, Bishop Auckland DL14 7BH

Our Durham City site is Centre for Change, 81-88 Whinney Hill, Durham, DH1 3BQ

We would prefer someone to do this through the week

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Out of pocket expenses reimbursed

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteering at Humankind provides a bridge to people’s future potential, it’s a way of getting by giving something back. The volunteer programme adds value to services through our volunteers.

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Hours: Negotiable Type: One-Off Activity, Gardening

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