Community Grower

Do you have an idea for a neighbourhood growing project or a piece of land that you would like to develop with the community? Maybe you’re interested in helping to start these new projects? If so, Grow Sheffield are looking for voluntary ‘community growers’ to develop new and existing food growing projects in local communities across Sheffield. Our volunteers will oversee the creation of community growing activities in neighbourhoods across Sheffield. You’ll work closely with the project leader, Community Grower Coordinators and Grow Sheffield Staff Team to ensure that we’re developing appropriate and engaging projects that makes food growing interesting and accessible. Maybe you need help and support to develop your project, or perhaps you would like to play an active role in the community. This role could be for you.

Our Community Growers will work to facilitate community ownership of the project, whilst referring to Grow Sheffield for support and advice when needed. You will be responsible for organising training for those who need it, promoting your project in the local area and engaging with the community.

You’ll be representing us, but you’ll also become an integral part of the future of Grow Sheffield. As a Community Grower, you’ll play a key part in ensuring that we are being thorough in all that we do. An interest in, and knowledge of urban agriculture, and in particular food growing, is essential. We will provide you with an introduction to Grow Sheffield and Community Growers to bring you up to date with our organisation, and we also offer regular, free training and an in-house induction.

For a full role description and an application form, get in touch with Tom, our Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or give us a call on 0114 2580784.