Our mission is to bring the local community together through gardening. Up to 50 volunteers contribute to HCGC each week from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, from the surrounding area and from further afield. Our aim is to develop and share information about horticulture and environmental issues.
Volunteering with HCGC is a great way to develop your skills, experience and learn about how a community garden centre operates. It also offers opportunity to form new friendships.
Areas which may be of interest include:
Our general volunteering day is Wednesday 11a.m. – 3p.m.
- We ask that you arrive at 10:30am on your first visit for an introduction to the team and a tour of the site.
Our woodworking volunteer session is Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Our Garden Crew supported sessions run every Friday from 10:30am to 12pm.
£4 - Drop in and pay on the day.
Parent & Toddler club - Thursdays 10.30am-11.30am
£4 per child including materials, tea/coffee and juice.
Please call 0161 227 8198 to pay by card and pre book your space.
Unfortunately this session is no longer a drop in session and numbers are limited.
Our Gardening club for toddlers runs year round come rain, wind or shine. Every week we do a different activity – outdoors when possible. Always fun, often muddy!
Sessions for home educated and flexi-schooled children aged 5-10 years old, Thursdays 1.30pm - 3pm.
We run several blocks throughout the year, pre-booking required.
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The emphasis of our sessions is on a creative, warm and inviting environment with learning areas that are filled with potential activities that invite children to explore, providing an environment that is rich in sensory impact. Focusing on different areas of our site, the children will play a key part in sowing, growing and tending to the garden, as well as learning about biodiversity and encouraging beneficial wildlife.
A challenge day with us…
…is an excellent way to engage with the local community and provides great team-building and development opportunities for corporate groups. Your employees will apply their skills in a different context; interact with colleagues in the relaxed setting of our unique urban oasis and help the community to grow and blossom. All activities are practical, outdoors, hands-on and suitable for everyone; an example of a challenge might be:
Hulme Community Garden Centre is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, and subscribes to international Co-operative Values and Principles meaning that values such as democracy, openness and fairness are fundamental, as is support for education, concern for others, and working for the good of the community as a whole.
Membership is open to individuals and organisations that share the Charity’s goals, are in agreement with it’s objectives, and wish to share risks and benefits.
Members make decisions at general meetings on a ‘one member, one vote’ basis, irrespective of the number of shares held. Members elect the board who oversee the business and are accountable to the members. Only members are eligible to serve on the board. We currently have a non-investor membership of around 160 members drawn from our community of local people, volunteers, service users and carers. To find out more about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details on volunteering or any of the sessions we run please contact us on 0161 227 8198 or use the form below:
VAT Number 989735537
Registered Number IP28958R - A Society for the Benefit of the Community, reg. under The Co-operative and Community Benefits Act 2014
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