Garden Volunteer

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Dig It Community Allotment is located at the Byrds Farm Lane Allotment site which is tucked away just behind Crocus Fields road, just off Little Walden Road at the north end of Saffron Walden. It was launched in October 2011 with the purpose of enabling anyone to be able to come and learn how to grow their own fresh, organic fruit and veg in a friendly social atmosphere.

We run twice weekly volunteer days on Monday (9.30-12.30) and Fridays (10.30-13.30) throughout most of the year. Sessions are supervised by our sessions leader. Participation is open to everyone (though if you are under 13 you will need to bring a parent or guardian with you). The site has been made wheelchair friendly and has several raised beds with plans for more, as well as areas for children to play, so it’s easy for anyone of any age or level of fitness to join in!

Our produce is shared out amongst the volunteers and come spring and summer there are usually plenty of fresh ingredients to take home for dinner. Tips are always available on food preparation, particularly when we cook meals to share in our on-site field kitchen.

What skills do I need?

No previous experience is required but you must be enthusiastic, friendly and enjoy working outside and working with people. Full training will be given.


  • Accessibility
    The allotment is childfriendly and children are very welcome with their parents . The site is also wheelchair accessible with a disabled adapted composting toilet.
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    under 13 you will need to bring a parent or guardian with you
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/08/2018

End Date: 31/12/2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes No No No Yes No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Monday: 9.30am - 12.30pm Friday: 10.30am - 1.30pm

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Dig-it Community Gardening

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  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Environment


  • Gardening
  • Practical Skills

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