Join our working groups

We run Glengall garden through a series of working groups. You can read a description of each working group below. We are always looking for new volunteers to help in our working groups – so if you’re interested in joining a working group please email burgessfoodproject@gmail.com

Finance and fundraising

The finance and fundraising group ensures the garden receives enough funding to keep going, researches funding opportunities and partnerships with other organisations, diversifies sources of income for the garden, writes funding applications and sends reports back to funders.

The group also monitors and manages the garden’s finances, including the bank account, budgets and invoices.

This group would particularly like new volunteers who have: knowledge about useful funding for the garden, experience of applying for funding, or skills in admin, budgeting, figures, managing spending and writing reports.

Site

The site group carries out repairs around the garden, and plans and organises improvements to the garden. The group also maintains tools and equipment and storage.

This group would particularly like new volunteers who have: experience using tools or in basic carpentry, plumping, 12V electrics, landscape and other gardening, risk assessments and accessibility requirements, ecological building techniques or project management skills.

Governance

The governance group manages the garden’s structure for decision-making and makes sure paid workers and volunteers are treated well. The group writes and updates policies for the garden and is responsible for risk assessment procedures. They also coordinate the garden’s steering group meetings.

This group would particularly like new volunteers who have: experience of governance and legal issues involved in running community/non-profit groups, experience of volunteer management, knowledge of organic gardening/permaculture and experience of cooperative/horizontal decision-making structures.

Communications

The comms group is responsible for telling people about the garden, through social media, flyers, posters, newsletters and the garden website. This can include physical signage around the garden itself. The group also develops new illustrations and pictures for use on garden materials.

This group would particularly like new volunteers who have: experience or knowledge of social media, web design, e-newsletters, or illustration and graphic design.