Grow Sheffield and the Abundance project are looking for a Tree Nursery Officer to work across the city to oversee the storage, distribution and maintenance of grafted and bought-in fruit trees. Our volunteers will ensure the upkeep of and care for new trees, as part of the Abundance project. You’ll work closely with the Area Coordinators and Fruit Preservation Officer to ensure that Abundance is developing in a sustainable and responsible way. Maybe you’re interested in urban agriculture or already know of the Abundance project and want to become more involved? This role could be for you.
The Tree Nursery Officer will work closely with the Abundance Project Leader and Area Coordinators. You will liaise with the Events Coordinator regularly and will help to plan the Abundance calendar of events. You will be responsible for organising grafting workshops, including helping to coordinate all of the necessary components for the grafts, such as rootstock storage and graftwood collection.
You’ll be representing Abundance, but you’ll also become an integral part of the project. As a Tree Nursery Officer, 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 fruit trees, is essential. We will provide you with an introduction to Grow Sheffield and Abundance 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 v[email protected] or give us a call on 0114 2580784.