Community Food Growing Volunteer

Would you like to join our friendly volunteer team and help grow food for local people in need? Northern Roots has teamed up with Alexandra Park Growing Hub to create a new growing project on the Northern Roots site, which will grow fresh fruit and veg for communities across Oldham.


Our Community Food Growing Volunteer opportunity offers you the chance to develop your skills in gardening and food growing, work outdoors, grow some great tasting fruit and veg, and meet new people! You could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable and isolated people, as well as enjoying a share of the fresh produce and the satisfaction of collaborative working.


Community Food Growing Volunteers will help create and establish ‘market garden-style’ vegetable beds. In addition to creating the growing beds, activities will include seed sowing and planting, and vegetable care and maintenance. The activities will vary from season to season but will take place outside.


The Community Food Growing Volunteer opportunity will run from January to March 2021 on Tuesdays 1-3pm and Thursdays 10-12pm. We are committed to providing a safe volunteering environment, so all of our sessions have been risk assessed for Covid-19 safety.


You can find out more about the role by reading the Community Food Growing Volunteer Role Description

Register your interest by 5th January 2021 using the Community Food Growing Volunteer Registration Form