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  • Kelty Allotment Project Volunteer
    with Fife Gingerbread

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO70676 - Created/last updated: 09/07/2020


    About this opportunity:Fife Gingerbread has been providing support in Fife for 30 years helping thousands of lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families. Without the help and support of our volunteers, this would not be possible.
    Fife Gingerbread secured funding for an allotment and, now that the clearing process has been completed, are looking for volunteers to help with the preparation and planting of crops/fruit/veg, tending to and caring for them together with general maintenance and upkeep of the plot. It is hoped our harvest can then be used to cater for the various cooking groups we hold within the community as well as being part of food packages for the families we support. UPDATE *During the current Covid-19 Pandemic Scottish Government social distancing guidelines will need to be adhered to*

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Fife Gingerbread induction training together with a horticulture training session on site at Kelty allotment and health & safety briefing. Ongoing support and supervision through the volunteer coordinator. Support to access further training.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Fife Gingerbread will reimburse public transport costs or 45p per mile if travelling by car. Childcare costs for volunteers attending training and development days will also be covered but not for carrying out their volunteering role.

    Experience required:Reliable. An interest in horticulture and allotment activities would be beneficial.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsKelty Allotment, Earls Row, Kelty. Parking is available on the main street nearby with a space for a few vehicles outside our allotment plot. Kelty is serviced by bus.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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