Volunteering is at the heart of Let's Grow Preston, as we are a community organisation with many of our activities and groups run by volunteers.
Let's Grow Preston has a number of volunteering opportunities and you can be involved as little or as much as you like. We can adapt all activities and tasks to your needs. We promote physical and mental wellbeing through volunteering. The gardens and plants are a by product of these activities.
Let's Grow Preston has a large membership of Community Environmental Groups all around Preston, all of which welcome volunteer help. If you would like to know what groups are near you either see our members page or complete our registration form and select 'something local'.
This involves basic gardening activities such as planting, weeding, sowing, food growing, pruning and grass cutting etc. We will help you get started, no experience needed.
Let's Grow Preston has gardening volunteering roles at all four of the gardens we manage. We also have a large number of community groups registered with us so we should be able to find you volunteer opportunities near to where you live.
If you want to volunteer but don't wish to do gardening we have number of non-gardening volunteering roles. We are always on the look out for people who can help with the running of Let's Grow Preston such as:
Being a committee member
Get involved in working with us to plan how Let's Grow Preston can grow and develop.
Let's Grow Preston will always need to raise funds in order to help us continue our work and we also welcome help at events and activities to help raise funds. If you are an experienced fundraiser and would like help us by organizing and running effective and imaginative fundraising activities please get in touch.
Do you have skills in social media - blogging, Facebook, Instagram, You Tube etc? Or maybe you are good at journalism, photography or design? Would you like to use these skills to help promote Let's Grow Preston, tell people what we are all about and get more people involved.
Experience necessary (training available)
Let's Grow Preston always needs volunteers who can run volunteer gardening sessions. A wide knowledge of horticulture is not necessary but the confidence to lead a group would be great. Training to do this is available and all facilitator volunteers are supported by Let's Grow Preston and will not be expected to organise activities on their own.
At Let's Grow Preston we are always happy to hear from organisations and businesses that are looking for opportunities for their staff to volunteer in Preston. Please contact us to discuss further.