Get involved

There are a number of opportunities to join in with Grow Wild activities…

Volunteering is a great way to meet others in our community, gain experience, share or learn a new skill.  It’s wonderful if you can make a regular commitment, but even helping out as a one-off is very much appreciated.


Wildlife Gym: Grow Cook and Eat
Fridays, 9:30am – 1pm. Join in with Old Tidemills weekly wildlife gardening, food growing and cooking activities at Old Tidemill Garden in Deptford, Reginald Road, SE8 4RS.

You can join in with gardening or cooking or a bit of both, then sit down with everyone to share lunch. Sessions are free, no experience needed – activities will be suitable for all abilities. We provide tools, refreshments and a shared lunch at 12pm.

Cloister Garden: Volunteer sessionIMG_4726

Fridays, 1pm – 4pm. Help contribute to development of this great community resource and learn gardening and food growing skills while doing so. New volunteers are always welcome, so drop in anytime during the session. For more info The address of the garden is behind the Telegraph Hill Centre, up the driveway beside the cafe. Kitto Road, SE14 5TY.

Event support:
Be an extra pair of hands during Grow Wild projects or events; run a stall, bulk cook for events or be garden tour guide.

Design and promotion: 
Help design, produce and distribute Grow Wild information, assist with the Grow Wild website, our monthly newsletter and social media.

Or just get in touch – we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Read more details of our Volunteer Policy here. And our Volunteer Agreement FYI.

14 thoughts on “Get involved

  1. Hello,
    I am really interested in getting involved in this as I’m very interested in the relationship people have with food. I try to grow a variety of fruit and veg at home (with varying success), but am very keen on cooking with local and seasonal ingredients. I also work in communications – my background is in television and I look after the video department for an international medical charity. If you think that my skills could be useful to the project, please feel free to drop me a line.
    Best wishes,

    • This all sound s great Sophie. Thank you for your enthusiasm and offer of support. We are making a list of the people who want to get involved and will get back to you in the next month or two as soon as we are organised.

  2. Hi there, I’m interested in volunteering with the project, particularly practical work and work around events.


    Colin Ferguson

    • Thanks for getting in touch Colin and for your offer of support. We will definitely note your details and make the most of your offer as soon as we have staff in place in September.

  3. Hello I am a teaching assistant at Deptford Green Secondary School. I work in the Dyslexia Resource Unit with year 7 & 8 students who are severely dyslexic. We are looking to be involved in a local gardening/growing project from September 2012. Ideally we would like to work and learn in a green space once/twice a week. Please contact me to let me know how we can be part of GoWild. Thank you Karen

    • Hello Karen and thanks for getting in touch. Your plan sounds right up our street and we look forward to working with you on it. We will have staff in place by September and will make sure you are on the list of people they need to speak to. I’m sure we can be of help.

  4. I am so impressed by your business plan and holistic approach. I’m considering applying for one of the posts advertised, but I’d like to offer some of my skills – business, management, financial – to the steering group.

  5. Hi!

    I am interested in volunteering for grow wild. I enjoy gardening and cooking and i do these activites in new cross often. I also can help with web marketing.

    Look forward to hearing about this amazing project and happy to help



    • Excellent. Thanks for the support and offer of help Carlo. We will be in touch as soon as we have our plans organised. Are you interested in helping with this website?

  6. Hi,
    I’m interested in volunteering. I want to learn more about growing veg – I’m a keen gardener and would like to be more involved with the local community.
    Please contact me in September – I look forward to working with you.

      • Hi Louisa,
        In the meantime, please come and join us at the Common Growth community garden on Sandbourne Rd! We hold regular events and permaculture courses in the garden, which is a great way of getting involved and meet new people. The garden is open on Sunday’s from 2-5 and Tuesday evening from 6-8 (weather permitting).
        Hope to see you there.

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