Volunteering in our garden

What is involved in becoming a garden volunteer?

As a garden volunteer, we ask for a weekly commitment to supporting the Garden project. You will also be asked to lead a small group of helpers, outlining the work that is to be carried out during that session and helping individuals when needed.

Do I need any experience to become a garden volunteer?

Some knowledge of gardening is preferred, but not essential.

How do I become a garden volunteer?

We encourage you to come along to one of our sessions and chat to our Garden Team Leader to experience what the MindSpace Garden has to offer within the local community.

Please contact us if you are interested in supporting the garden project so that we can arrange for you to join one of the garden sessions.

Following your introduction to the MindSpace Garden, the next step is to complete an application form and provide 2 references, which can either be professional references or from people you know.

Once your application has been processed and the session you are supporting agreed, you will undertake an induction.

I want to help but am unable to commit to supporting on a weekly basis

We’re always on the lookout for people to come and help our team of garden volunteers. If you are keen to help, but unable to commit on a weekly basis, you are welcome to come along to any of our gardening sessions. You can book in here.

We occasionally have some big projects to work on in the Wellbeing Garden, and these are done outside of our usual sessions. If you are interested in supporting these sessions, please complete the Garden Helpers Form and we will contact you when we have our next work party coming up.

I work for a business and am looking for a charity to support with our Volunteering days

We are often in need of large groups of people who are ready and willing to get their hands dirty to do some of the bigger jobs in the garden, and this can be a great team-building activity for businesses.

Alternatively, if you are a business looking to support MindSpace either via a fundraising day or by adopting us as your nominated charity then please get in touch here.

How else can I support the MindSpace Wellbeing Garden?

Donations of any kind are always gratefully received. We are currently in need of the following items:

  • Soil
  • Bedding for the bug hotel, including:
    • Straight lengths of pruned twigs (1 to 5mm diameter)
    • Straight lengths of Elder
    • Rolled up tubes made from corrugated cardboard
    • Pine cones
    • Straight branches 10+cm long and 20+mm plus diameter
    • Roof tiles
    • Dry leaves
    • Bricks — the sort with three holes through the middle or the old-fashioned air bricks.

If you have any of the above that can be used in our hotel, please let us know and we can arrange for you to drop it off.

Contact us to volunteer

If you’re interested in volunteering or finding out more about how you can support our Wellbeing Garden, please click on the button below to contact us: