Making an impact!
Volunteering opportunities to develop local green spaces and community gardens across Swansea
What is this project about?
This project will develop short and long-term impactful volunteering opportunities that will help to develop local green spaces and community gardens across Swansea including at Down to Earth sites Murton and Little Bryn Gwyn. We will deliver a programme of green infrastructure works to include the development of our Forest Garden at Murton, construction of a green roofed bicycle shelter with charging for e-bikes, construction of raised beds in our new poly tunnel at Murton and a seating area. Landscape tasks will include fruit tree planting and maintenance, path creation and maintenance and woodland management.
Who is this project for?
This project is for everyone! We will develop a combination of long-term volunteering opportunities, broken down into intake cycles of 6-8 weeks, one day a week and short-term volunteering opportunities of single days for groups or individuals wishing to get involved.
We aim to get people involved by:
- Working with local communities from across Swansea and in particular target vulnerable and disadvantaged groups for an intake cycle.
- Offering opportunities to any local people interested in getting involved. In this way we will develop a self-referral pathway for social prescribing. We currently have regular weekly sessions on Thursday afternoons and monthly on Saturdays.
- Targeting organisations that want to offer group time as a team building, taster day or corporate social responsibility pledge.
This programme will be delivered between November 2023 and December 2024.
We will mostly be based at the Murton and Little Bryn Gwyn Down to Earth sites. Joining information will be sent out after booking.
Volunteers need to:
- Be able to get to our sites.
- Wear clothing that you can move comfortably in, don’t mind getting dirty, and is suitable for British weather!
- All personal protective equipment required and have waterproofs that group members can use.
- Provide the tea and biscuits!
Who is funding this project?
This project is funded by the Shared Prosperity Fund and administered through the Third Sector Grant Fund by Swansea Council for Voluntary Services.