Volunteer Role Description for

Community Allotment

 Project Overview:

The DPC Community Allotment was first created in October 2018 through a grant from the PostCode Local Trust.  The vision was to create an outdoor space for local residents to use and enjoy.  Part of the vision was that local people were to be involved in the running and development of the project.

We are developing an Allotment Project where people from different sections of our local community, including a variety of groups across ages, abilities, cultures, all work together.  Volunteering at a Community Allotment is fun, rewarding and a great way to stay fit and healthy.  We would love you to be part of the team.

Role Summary:

To attend regular sessions to help tend, maintain and organise a successful Community Allotment project.

Main activities/tasks:

Tasks will be tailored to physical abilities taking note of any health considerations.

Activities could include sowing, weeding, digging, pruning, harvesting, painting, fence building and general maintenance tasks.

Skills required:

Good time keeping; being reliable; ability to work on own initiative; being aware of others.

Training and support:

We have an induction process, during which we give volunteers the information we believe they need to enjoy their time with us. The Community Navigator and Allotment Project Coordinator will give volunteers any specific information they need before starting. Volunteers will have supervisions to allow them to give and receive feedback about their work. They are also encouraged to bring up any concerns or questions as soon as they arise and make an input into the overall development of our Allotment Project.


A routine can be established and agreed with the Project Coordinator.

Main point of contact/supervisor:

Community Navigator  

Please complete an enquiry form if you are interested in volunteering for this position.