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Volunteering at the garden ...

Are you interested in volunteering - would you like to get involved in the garden?

Children Digging

You don’t need to be a gardener! There’s something to suit everyone.

From sowing seeds to harvesting crops, mowing grass and weeding vegetable beds to heavier work such as clearing new spaces, building maintenance and looking after the equipment.

You don’t need expertise or experience just be willing to give it a go. There is always someone here to support you or guide you. We also need people who have administrative and marketing skills. In fact everyone can join in, do something worthwhile for the community, keep fit and have fun! What are you waiting for? You can expect a warm welcome.

Children Digging

Working together, our wonderful volunteers have ...


  • Created a unique Physic Garden – a demonstration garden of medicinal, culinary and other useful plants.
  • Restored many of the buildings, green house and polytunnels.
  • Created raised beds for vegetable growing.
  • Planted an orchard.
  • Cleared a lot of the derelict and rubbish strewn land.
  • Created a flower border.
  • Built a pond, bug hotels and other wildlife habitats.
  • Made woodland paths and seating areas.
  • Build a great reputation for seasonal produce and “grow at home” vegetable plants.
  • Now it is growing into a place where the whole community can find something that gives them a better quality of life.

Volunteering at Springvale - it's good for you ...

People volunteer for many reasons. Here’s a few from our volunteers...


“I love being part of a project that is doing something worthwhile for the community.”


“I like to be part of a team. It’s a social thing and it’s great when we achieve tasks together.”

... good for the environment ...

“Although I have retired, I feel I have a lot to give and skills to offer and it’s nice to give something back.”

“Working with the school parties is great fun...just to see the look on their faces when they hold a worm for the first time or realise that carrots actually come out of the ground and not from the supermarket.”


“This place is special. It’s calming and peaceful to be growing plants. I find it so relaxing.”


... and it's good for the community

“It keeps me fit and active...I like to be outside in the fresh air.”


“Our whole family enjoys volunteering together. We’re outside, get stuck in and having fun.”


When to Volunteer

Building a Polytunnel

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm

Come and meet us - you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Volunteers Weeding

Springvale Community Garden Registered Charity No 1159842