Did You Know?
During the Second World War, for example, community allotments were set up on inner-city sites to provide affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to the local area. (BBC)
What this opportunity offers you
- Come along regularly or for just one or two sessions
- Develop team-working skills whilst having a positive impact in the local community
- Meet new people in a relaxed, outdoor environment – both students and the wider community
- See the impact of your work over time
- Gain gardening skills!
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
- Networking skills
- Problem solving and analytical skills
- Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
- Team working skills
Student gardener during Student Volunteering Week 2015
‘It was good to meet other students; everyone was lovely. Working in a team to clean the garden and make it look beautiful was good! It was awesome experience.’