Seeking: Gardener/ Green Deck Volunteer

August 19, 2019
We are seeking someone who is passionate about sustainability and gardening to assist with co-ordinating our Green Deck (growing herbs and vegetables), our coffee ground collection, our seed swap and the raising of seedlings for planting and fundraising.

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Plant, maintain and harvest our Green Deck garden
  • Bundle green deck harvest for fundraising
  • Collect and pack coffee grounds from local café
  • Pack seeds and label for seed swap
  • Plant and raise seedlings for fundraising activities
  • Maintain promotional material displays for the Green Deck
  • General tasks upon negotiation
  • Option to run kids activities in conjunction with other events

Skills / Experience Required

  • Interest and knowledge of growing herbs and a produce/vegetable gardening
  • Warm friendly manner – happy to talk with people
  • A “can do” approach
  • Induction / orientation provided


  • Police check (paid for by the Centre)
  • Working with Children’s Check (if running kids activities)

Benefits to volunteering

  • Working in a small friendly team
  • Centre is conveniently located in High St, Ashburton
  • Lots of contact with local community members
  • Gain experience with neighbourhood houses and community centres
  • Discount on attending classes/activities offered by the Centre

Time Commitment

  • 1 -2 hours a week/fortnight (Mon, Thurs or Fri)

Contact Rachel Morley – phone 9885 7952 or email