When We Need You
From 14/03/2010 onwards
CAN aims to provide gardening opportunities for anyone who wants them. There will be raised beds for those who can't kneel or dig, and paths will generally be accessible to wheelchair users. This is an excellent opportunity to be in at the start of creating a new community asset. The work will vary depending on the season and volunteers will be asked to identify what sort of work they would prefer, or are able to do; from digging, helping to put up and equip a polytunnel and shed, sowing seeds, potting on, planting out, planting out fruit bushes, helping to create a small wildlife garden, weeding and harvesting. Experienced gardeners will have access to the site to work at times to suit them (by prior arrangement) - including evenings and Sundays.
About Moffat CAN
Moffat CAN is a carbon reduction charity aiming to publicise environmental awareness. The current Grow Allot project involves creating organic allotments and a community market garden at the site of the old town Drying Green, Annanside, and refurbishing the adjacent derelict Church Depot to create a workshop and store for our new recycling operations. Moffat CAN is a community owned organisation, and membership is free of charge.
Skills & Experience
Interest in gardening and/or organic food
Annanside, Moffat. From the High street walk down Church Street (at the Bank of Scotland corner). Nearest car parking is at Station car-park on the entrance to Moffat, and walk down the riverside from there.
16 unless with a responsible adult. This will be a general rule across the site.
Training and Induction Details
CANs full-time gardener will meet with the volunteer to assess how much support and training they will need, and will ensure they know what to do ahead of starting any job, working alongside them if required.
Conservation / Gardening
Public transport costs will be met on receipt of tickets. Mileage at 25p per mile (to be agreed in advance).
Frequency & Commitment
3 hours per fortnight. We aim to be as flexible as possible in order to fit in with the volunteers schedules.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Please contact our Dumfries office
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311