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Volunteer opportunity description

Sunnyside Community Gardens relies on philanthropic corporate groups who want to make a big impact on their team building days to maintain the gardens and do the jobs that our volunteers with special needs might struggle with.

Groups often work with people with special needs who visit and volunteer at the garden regularly. Currently we need help with:

  • Peace Garden – This formal garden needs lots of work to help it look its best, we need corporate groups want get their hands dirty and spend the day outside weeding, cleaning out the fountain ponds, pruning roses and other bushes as well as replanting the herbal garden within the white and green colour scheme. Like everyone who does some gardening at Sunnyside, you will need to help with the compost as we have set ourselves the challenge of composting all our own garden waste.


  • Beautiful Signs – Sunnyside has a number of signs that need to be hand painted and varnished by corporate groups who have an artistic eye. We are looking for a special group to paint “Sunnyside Community Gardens” in enormous letters along the main fence as we have had feedback from some people that “they never knew we were here”.


  • Allotment area – Our micro allotment site is used by local people, groups recovering from homelessness and our regular clients and volunteers with special needs. We would really like a corporate group that is handy with DIY to put “windows” in the fence so that local people can enjoy the lovely site.

If you think you and your colleagues could help in any of these areas please contact us, via the APPLY link above, to discuss the project further.


  • Groups that come to Sunnyside should be friendly and have a positive attitude to people with special needs.
  • They also need to enjoy being outside and be happy to get their hands dirty.
  • We ask for a modest  per head donation from corporate groups which goes towards running the garden for disabled people and materials and plants used by the groups. 

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Sunnyside Community Gardens

Anna Portch
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