Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Working Well with Volunteers

Start / End Date: 
19th November 2019 09:30 to 15:30

Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Working Well with Volunteers. 

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 19 November 2019, 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: alison@farmgarden.org.uk 

Please note: These events are open to 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.