People volunteer with BGC for many different reasons: to learn how to grow their own fruit and vegetables, gain important work experience, feel more connected to their community, or share a love of gardening with others. Everyone’s journey is unique, but volunteering begins for all with a visit to the project at the Bridgend Allotments, to see what’s involved and to meet existing volunteers and staff.
If you wish to start volunteering after your visit, there is an initial one-month trial period. After this time, provided both parties are satisfied, you will be free to attend volunteering sessions whenever you wish.
BGC can also assist those who are looking to move on after volunteering with us for some time. We can give advice about further training beyond our own courses, provide references, or direct you towards others services and volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers are also a tremendous help to one another, and many have gained great satisfaction from helping others enjoy their time at the allotments, mentoring younger volunteers, and sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge.
Several of our volunteers have been, or are now, employed by us as consultants.
For more information or to arrange a visit to the project or one of our outreach sites, please contact us.