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Host Organisation: Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Gardens are vital wildlife havens and bring people closer to nature. Our Open Gardens scheme is growing and 2019 is set to be full of gardens in bloom around Cheshire.
Are you able to help us to coordinate these events?

Opportunity Interests: Community Events, Environment/Conservation, Funding, Grants and Fundraising
Type of Activity: Fundraising, Stewarding / Event Management
Location: Cheshire East, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM

Gardens are vital wildlife havens and bring people closer to nature. Our Open Gardens scheme is growing and 2019 is set to be full of gardens in bloom around Cheshire.
Are you able to help us to coordinate these events?
There are various things to consider when organising an open garden event and much of the work goes on behind the scenes. After holding some very successful open gardens in 2018, there has been a spike in interest, which has led us to consider taking on a few extra pair of hands.

Much of the role will be working towards the open garden day, communicating with the home owner, working with our communications team to promote the event and supporting the volunteers who will be helping on the day. The roles for volunteers vary however some examples include cakes and refreshments, car parking, children's activities and gate duties.

A full introduction to the role will be given and there will be an opportunity to shadow staff at a planned open garden in July.

Once you have settled into the swing of things, there is also the potential to help the trust identify new supporters and open garden hosts.

This is an opportunity for those great with people and/or planning.

We would love to hear from you at: Volunteering@cheshirewt.org.uk

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

People skills are a must as most of this role is about engaging with hosts and volunteers. If you have an interest in gardens or event management then you are perfect for this role however if you don't, but are willing to learn, then please get in touch.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?:
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

The opportunity to shadow staff organising another open garden event.
Ongoing support from Cheshire Wildlife trust staff.
The potential for other training in the future, if there is an identified need.

What training is available for the volunteer?: