Gardening

We have set aside the last Friday of each month for garden volunteers to work as part of a group.  How the volunteer day works in practice is that a core group of 3-5 people turn up, most of these have some horticultural experience and some in fact work as gardeners.  Sometimes other people also join the core group and they are very welcome.

We have limited tools here in our shed and most people bring their own set of gloves.  Occasionally a member of staff from the Sanctuary is also in the garden to give some guidance but this depends on what is happening in the office.

Some people come for an hour and some come for the whole day – which runs from 10am-3pm.  We provide a light lunch with a cup tea at around 1pm.  The work is mainly weeding, sweeping, cutting back plants and painting.

We are not in a position to provide horticultural training and people largely need to be able to work on their own initiative as we don’t currently have resources to provide a Sanctuary staff member to give guidance.

If you would like to join us please fill out a form and email it back to the Sanctuary, johannefarrelly@sanctuary.ie

Our garden volunteer days happen on the last Friday of the month from 11am-3pm (weather permitting).

All volunteers are subject to the normal Garda Vetting procedures