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"My volunteer gardening days at Roots and Shoots are truly a highlight of my week."

Barbara, one of our current volunteers

Essential to the maintenance and development of our beautiful green site at Roots and Shoots is the good work of individual volunteers who are passionate about gardening. 

Our volunteer opportunities are focused on gardening around the site and in the Wild Garden, as well as at community events like Open Days. Our volunteer days are every Thursday, so volunteers can work together and get to know each other with support from horticultural staff. They are given a DBS check and any training required.

The majority of our volunteers are with us simply for the pleasure of gardening in the community, with some going on to study horticulture at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and at Capel Manor College, as well as to train as landscape designers.

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"Volunteering for Roots and Shoots has given me so much: it was at Roots and Shoots that my interest in gardening was crystallised, as well as the desire to pursue horticulture as a career.

It has been amazing for my personal development, and I really cannot thank the team enough for everything they have given me, whether it be advice, reading material or general support and encouragement."

Poppy, a volunteer for 2 years
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As a small site we work with a small group of regular volunteers on Thursdays. New volunteer opportunities are available in Spring and Summer, if you are interested in volunteering with Roots and Shoots, please contact us.