JHCL welcomes volunteers with or without horticultural experience who would like to assist with gardening tasks. Tasks include maintaining flower beds and borders, pruning, growing produce and composting plus encouraging and supporting local wildlife by maintaining the wild flower meadow in the orchard and creating wild life habitats.
Volunteers work together and possibly alongside people who have a disability. Volunteers also assist with and undertake general maintenance which may include general DIY tasks, painting, creating pathways and landscape features, plus when materials permit, making practical items for the site such as bird feeders and benches.
The site can be accessed Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm. During March to October, Saturdays are also a working day at the site.
All volunteers become a member of the Friends Of Jealott’s Hill.
Who are the Friends of Jealott’s Hill?
‘The Friends of Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare, is a charitable arm of the project, whose volunteer work includes giving of their time and expertise in the development of the project and taking part in outside local events to promote awareness of JHCL and its good works in the community, and the recruitment of more volunteers. The Friends meet 3 or 4 times a year, to plan public events, volunteer workshops, and decide on purchases, using money from fundraising’ Mary Fernandes, Chair to the Friends
And with the same aim The Friends organise and host a minimum of four social events per year at the Landshare, which are always well attended and the funds raised (approximately £2,000 per year) contribute to the running costs of the project by way of purchase of tools and materials.
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
If you can spare a few hours each week and would like to become a part of a friendly and enthusiastic team, please contact us. No previous experience is required, just an open attitude to enjoy some very fulfilling work. Participants to the landshare, are required to be able to work independently, or to visit with support staff, friend or relative.
For more information on volunteer roles, please visit the Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare page on do-it.org website
If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, in the first instance please contact the Project Manager to arrange a visit to the site for a tour, and to discuss how you would like to be involved. Should you wish to join us after a visit, please complete the form below, and return as a printed hard copy, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all volunteer applications will be considered fairly and reasonably. JHCL may decline an application if it is deemed unsuitable to offer a volunteering opportunity.
JHCL is looking for project volunteers to join the team
As JHCL welcomes greater numbers of individuals and groups from the local community, and the Landshare develops, we are now looking for volunteers to help with a specific area, project or topic, based at the site. This will create teams of volunteers, working together towards the same goals.
These areas include, but are not exclusive to:
– Sensory Garden (Planting and sensory features)
– Orchard & Vineyard management
– Produce growing (Soft fruits & Vegetables)
– Biodiversity (Recording & Environmental contribution)
– Barn stores person / Tool maintenance
– Welfare room (Cleaning & Hygiene)
These opportunities will involve planning, and hands-on work, to help us manage and develop important aspects of the project. Working alongside the Project Manager, staff and other participants, volunteers will be developing these areas through the sharing of ideas, methods and hands-on tasks with other individuals.
Experience and/or knowledge in a chosen area is preferred for these roles, formal qualifications are not required.
Do you enjoy gardening and being outdoors, but don’t have a specific interest?
Individuals with any level of horticultural and environmental knowledge, skills and time to offer, are welcome to join the project as volunteers, working independently or as part of a team. Within our community environment, there is
always chance to learn and share ideas.
It is the individual’s choice to focus their time on one chosen area of the site, or on all areas of the land with varying tasks day to day.
Would you like to help the project, but are not sure how you can? Are you not a gardener?
We are happy to speak to anyone on an individual basis to discuss how you can be involved in supporting the project.
This could be discussing time commitments, personal difficulties such as a disability or injury, and supporting you to help you achieve and enjoy your time at the site.
There are non-gardening roles which volunteers can focus their time on, which can include attending local public events representing JHCL, small admin roles, marketing, photography, Bee Keeping and flower display making.
At JHCL, part of our ethos is the learning and sharing of skills, so if you have a talent or skill which we don’t currently cover, or you would like to discuss any of the above, please do get in touch.