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Young Roots Volunteer – Growing Trafford’s Roots Project

Place: Stretford - Greater Manchester

Why we need you:
We are looking for a volunteer to support our Growing Trafford’s Roots Project. This project engages young people with additional needs and/or disabilities in traditional food growing and historical market gardening in Trafford. Through creating their own market garden young people are gaining skills and getting active outdoors.

Benefits to you:
As a volunteer on this project you will: - Help young people develop skills and improve their physical and mental wellbeing though food growing and community activities - Gain skills and work experience in the environmental, horticultural and youth sector - Have access to TCV training opportunities - Join a supportive, friendly team

What you need:
No formal experience is required. We are looking for people with enthusiasm and the desire to work with young people in an outdoor setting. We are also looking for people who are willing to take on responsibility once they have been trained.

How much time:
We are looking for volunteers that can commit to supporting weekly youth gardening activity sessions for at least one day per week on either Monday,Tuesday or Thursday.

For further details please contact Ruth Crawford on 07970714240.


You will be supported in your role by experienced staff through regular meetings where issues can be resolved and guidance provided. You will have all reasonable expenses covered (foreign travel excepted) so will not be out of pocket through your volunteering. You will be insured and expected to comply with the policies and procedures of The Conservation Volunteers.

Where roles will be responsible for others, we need to check your references. When the role involves young people and vulnerable adults, we will need to ask for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau, Central Registered Body in Scotland or appropriate body in Northern Ireland.

Many people who work in the Environmental Sector have used a Volunteer Officer role as a stepping stone in their career.