Whether you’re thinking of taking on your own allotment or hoping to assist someone with theirs, volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved.
Volunteering takes a variety of forms, from helping dig the plot of someone less capable, to assisting with maintenance projects. It also serves as a great way for potential allotmenters to acquaint themselves with processes, people, and workload.
If you love being outside and active, and can spare half a few hours, you could join Chesham Allotment Group’s volunteer core where you can help with all aspects of growing food on site, sowing seeds, bringing on plants, weeding, watering, harvesting etc.
There will be plenty of support for people who are new to food growing, but experienced gardeners are very welcome too.
There will be many tasks to complete including planting, digging, perhaps some repairs – something for everyone!
This is an excellent opportunity for you, as an individual or as a team (it would make an excellent team build activity), to help your local community
Advantages of volunteering include
• Great exercise
• Orientation for new allotmenters
• Satisfaction of assisting someone
• Major source of information
• Short term commitment
• Positive social experience
• Mentoring for the less experienced
• You will be volunteering alongside Chesham allotment tenants.
• No experience in gardening or supporting people is necessary.
• CAG will provide full instruction and supervision. Your enthusiasm is more important!
• All tools, gloves etc. will be provided by the allotment holder, but we do advise you to wear strong covered shoes/ boots and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Policies and insurance
• Minimum age 18 unless accompanied
• CAG have insurance that covers people to participate in voluntary activities
If you feel you have some time to offer and are interested in getting involved, we have a range of activities available. Have a look at the volunteering opportunities below and please contact us if you are interested.