Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) is a six acre site between Bracknell and Maidenhead. The site is used and enjoyed by the local community, working and supporting each other on horticultural activities.
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. Other aspects of volunteering include: admin, multi media maintenance, event organising, supporting training plus joining the committee of Friends of JHCL.
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.
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 storesman / 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.
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.
During the Summer months, Project support co-ordinator Kate has been welcoming volunteers on Saturdays. Over the Winter this will be suspended and the last Saturday opportunity will be on the 14th October, 2017.
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.