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Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Working Well with Volunteers (Nottingham)

Come learn about good volunteer management. From recruitment and policies, to training, managing expectations and celebrating their contribution.

Sponsored by Dobies and run by Social Farms & Garden, this training day is suitable for anyone working within a community growing setting particularly those managing volunteers. Using real life examples of good practice we will help you address the challenges of working with volunteers so that they, and your organisation, can thrive.

We will explore the principles of good volunteer management including recruitment, volunteer policies, training and retaining volunteers as well as some practicals such as expenses, insurance and safeguarding. There will be an opportunity to tour Arkwright Meadows and hear about how they are successfully working with volunteers.

Where: Arkwright Meadows Community Garden

When:  Tuesday 11 February 2020, 10.00am - 3.30pm (arrival from 9.30am)

Cost: £20 per delegate, including lunch. We would never want to exclude any organisation on the basis of cost. Contact Alison for more details: 

Booking notes:

  • A simple lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise us of any dietary requirements on booking.
  • This event is for representatives from SF&G members only. Membership is open to any organisation that provides benefits to individuals/communities by engaging them in meaningful land-based activities (such as community managed gardens and farms, or care farms). Membership is free – it’s quick and easy to join here and there are lots of other membership benefits including product discounts. Not sure whether your organisation is already a member? Please contact us to find out.

This training is offered in partnership with Dobies who, as well as offering discounts on their products are sponsoring a year’s worth of vital training for members of Social Farms & Gardens. This training will support members to grow a healthy community garden and a healthy organisation.

February 11th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   3:30 PM
Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens
Kirkby Gardens
United Kingdom

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Social Farms & Gardens member £ 20.00
Trainer £ 0.00
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