Join our team of buddy volunteers

Buddy training, February 2018

Buddy training, February 2018


We are now recruiting new buddy volunteers.

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do and make a huge difference to the service that we offer.  The contribution of our buddy volunteers helps to create a friendly and supportive community around the activities we do at the garden, enabling everyone to participate fully and develop their potential.

Becoming a buddy is an opportunity to gain skills and hands-on experience in support work and social and therapeutic gardening. Our ecotherapy programme supports people with mental health recovery needs such as depression, anxiety, isolation and low confidence and self-esteem. Buddy volunteers provide one-to-one support in the garden, may lead or co-lead a workshop or activity, and help with the general running of the ecotherapy sessions. 

We provide two days free training for new buddies. Upcoming dates for 2019 are:

  • Friday 8th & Friday 15th February

If you are interested in becoming a buddy volunteer please download and read the role description below and complete the short application form. The deadline for applications is Friday 1st February 2019.

Buddy Volunteer Role Description

Buddy Application Form

All buddies that join our ecotherapy team, after completing the training, are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check arranged by FFPG.

Please contact Nancy our Ecotherapy Worker if you would like to find out more about being a buddy volunteer: