Volunteer Opportunities at Kushinga

Administration, Accounts and Fundraising Volunteer Roles

These positions take a few hours a week, more if you want to develop the project, less if you want to keep it functional.

The committee meets once every 3 months, and the gardeners meet weekly, or twice weekly in summer, bi weekly or monthly over winter.

The roles work together to facilitate growing vegetables, create collaboration between gardeners, support coordinators, network with other gardens and develop a therapeutic and vibrant space to people who come along. Our primary members are refugees and those seeking asylum, we have regular gardening meetings where members decide on the direction activities are taking.

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Admin, and gardening support tasks to be done with other garden members and the committee

  • To create and print documents for gardening needs

  • To take and type minutes for committee meetings

  • To send and reply to emails on behalf of the garden

  • Keep records of who attends the garden and write references for members

  • Produce certificates for regular participants to recognise their contribution

  • Assist in organising events and activities

  • Network and attend events with other gardeners, support current networkers by discussing and sharing ideas.

Accounts

  • Calculate and record income and expenditure on our yearly accounts sheet

  • Present the accounts to the committee every three months

  • Hold petty cash, distribute to gardeners for bus passes for sessions, and account for what is spent,

  • Create payments on the Kushinga account, and potentially be a signatory,

  • Communicate accounts with a smaller working team, and discuss budgeting issues that arise,

  • Do any other accounts tasks that are needed for the development of the project

Fundraising

  • Write and submit funding applications on behalf of the Kushinga community garden,

  • Attend meetings on funding and talk to others, possibly do some joint funding activities,

  • Manage and feedback on those funds to the committee and funders.

If you have any of the skills above and want to get involved to support our project get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you. Please share to anyone who maybe interested.
Best Wishes
Garden Committee

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