WANTED! Community Project Trainees
Do you meet the following criteria?

Aged 18+ and have been unemployed for 6 months

Then you could be eligible to join our Learning & Work Team.

Working on local projects and learning skills in construction and landscaping
you may be paid the National Minimum Wage for a 34 hour week.

For more information contact:

your New Deal Advisor or speak to Brenda on 01773-535232

WANTED ! – Volunteers to work on recycling project.

Have you got plenty of energy and enthusiasm?
Are you passionate about reducing the impact you have on the planet?
Would you like to help us to make a difference?

This project has a focus on green waste and reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill sites. Present activities include composting workshops, and eye opening visits to a landfill site and green waste recycling centre.

We’d now like to develop resources for working with community groups, children and young people. This could include working with groups on practical composting activities.

All volunteers with Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire can expect to receive relevant support and training that is relevant to the role you take on.

If you would like to find out more, please contact;
Maria Desborough or Kevin Widdowson at Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire or or

Tel: 0115 949 0235

Volunteering Opportunities

WANTED! Community Allotment / Garden Assistant Volunteers
(Ilkeston area)

Assistant volunteers are warmly welcome to join a local Community Food Officer in growing fruit and vegetables and maintaining wildlife areas. There are two sites to choose from (Wirksworth Road Kirk Hallam & Heanor Road Ilkeston), both of which are well established areas, so there is no heavy-duty work to be done, just some light weeding, sowing, pruning and watering! And of course the best bit, crop tasting!

Both sites have local primary schools signed up to complete a food-growing programme, which will teach the children all about food and where it comes from. Food growing sessions start from April 2006 and run throughout the growing season.

Volunteers can expect to receive a healthy amount of fresh air and exercise, support and training in organic gardening methods, and of course, first taste of the crops! This is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking to learn more about gardening or growing your own fresh food as well as time out to relax and meet new people.

If you would like more information please contact:

Nicola Hinton, Community Officer, Groundwork Erewash Valley , Telephone 0115 949 0235

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