Growing Volunteer

project: Audacious Veg
  • Audacious Veg, Forest Farm Allotment Site, Hazelbrouck Gardens
  • IG6 2XL
  • 1 - 5
See more volunteer opportunities from: Redbridge

About the opportunity

Food, Jobs & Skills, Young People

As a Growing Volunteer, you will learn about an exciting range of unconventional crops, including edible flowers, heirloom perennials and gourmet produce. You will participate in gardening tasks: sowing, weeding, harvesting and learning about sustainable growing techniques such as companion planting and chemical-free pest control. This placement is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about growing food and flowers, who wants to become part of a warm and friendly community, and who wants to support a budding social enterprise. Growing Volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly session (Monday or Thursday afternoons), 1pm - 5pm, for a period of three to four months from when you first start. If you are able to commit to a weekly session, we can reimburse your travel (up to £5 per day). Becoming a growing volunteer means that you will learn how to grow and exciting range of edible and beautiful plants following permaculture and organic principles, meet some amazing people, and help Audacious Veg change the lives of young people. Find out more at: Audacious Veg is located 5 minutes walk from Hainault station on the Central Line. For more information, check out the website and contact [email protected]


Wear clothes you are happy to get muddy, and sturdy shoes or boots. We have some spare boots if you let us know your size in advance.

About the project

Audacious Veg is a bold new social enterprise creating training & employment opportunities for local young adults through urban agriculture.

Our socially responsible business model addresses the need for skills and employment in northeast London, while meeting a growing demand for local food. Young adult trainees at Audacious Veg will grow delicious and sustainably produced food for London restaurants, while earning London Living Wage and accessing skills that will help them find employment after the traineeship.


Mon 06 Mar 2017 to Thu 01 Jun 2017
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Volunteering impact


We provide work and training opportunities for local unemployed young adults who are facing disadvantage. Our beneficiaries are referred by local support services, and are interested in working outdoors. We provide a stepping stone into work, confidence and adulthood through hands-on learning opportunities, supportive mentor volunteers, and access to a network of employers.