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Volunteering Opportunity: Allotment Volunteers at Healthy Minds Calderdale

  • Type of Activity:
    Befriending, buddying and mentoring, Gardening and conservation, Manual work and DIY
  • Cause / Interest:
    Environment and conservation, Mental health
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Pye Nest, Sowerby Bridge
  • Times for the Opportunity:
    Monday PM, Thursday PM
  • Opportunity Type:
  • Skills Required:
    Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Practical, Problem solving
  • Skills To Gain:
    Interpersonal skills, Problem solving, Teamwork
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Young People (16-25), Doing with a friend, Older People, Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

Passionate about the positive impact fresh air and growing plants can have on our mental health?
Want to be part of regenerating our wonderful site at Pye Nest?
Would you like to support others to connect with nature, plants and each other?
Join our wonderful team of volunteers today

We have lots of opportunity to learn more about gardening, nature and the outdoors as well as learning about the benefits this can have on mental health. Great for learning group facilitation and one-to-one listening skills.

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

In return for your time and energy, this opportunity will help build your confidence, expand your friendship circles and leave you with a real feeling of accomplishment.

Requirements and Benefits

We are looking for friendly, down-to-earth volunteers who are practical and willing to get stuck in with helping our allotment (and those that come to us for support) a chance to flourish and grow!
You need to be reliable, non-judgemental and able to chat over a cuppa!

We reimburse out-of-pocket expenses.


Sadly, because of the placement of the allotment, it's not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking, physical difficulties.