Volunteer with us

Biodiversity Survey Volunteers needed

We are seeking enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers to organise and carry out a Biodiversity Survey  in our 2-acre green space, designated as a Site of Importance to Nature Conservation in Islington. The Survey will take 12 months.

  • Could you – or someone you know – lead the Biodiversity Survey?
  • Or would you like to help with recording sightings/findings?If you might be interested please

If you would like further information please email oldengarden1@gmail.com

 

Volunteer days

Olden Garden is open to the public. Volunteer days are open to everyone, not just Garden members. New volunteers are welcome. Gardening experience is not necessary. Join us for coffee and cake/biscuits, make new friends and learn more about the Garden.

Come and volunteer on Tuesdays any time between 10am – 4pm. Maria, our gardener, will offer a variety of tasks.

Or come to a Saturday volunteer day – on the third Saturday of the month when our gardener Caroline will guide you.

Remember to wear appropriate footwear.

Our accessible toilet will be open.

If you would like further information about volunteering please email oldengarden1@gmail.com

 

Volunteers planting native hedge

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