* Ballymena & Little Steps Sure Start

Gardening Volunteer

Gardening Volunteer

Be rewarded and have new experiences.

Volunteer with us as a Gardener


Do you:

  • Have a friendly and approachable manner.
  • Have an interest in, and knowledge of, gardening
  • An ability to undertake practical tasks in the garden environment
  • Have the ability to work in an unsupervised capacity, as well as part of a friendly team
  • Have a willingness to talk about the garden plants to our families, using good communication and listening skills
  • Have an non – judgemental and supportive nature
  • Have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality


What you can expect:

  • Helping with redevelopment ideas
  • Planting and tending a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers
  • Helping to ensure that the garden and outside space is a safe and pleasant environment at our Ballykeel and St.Joseph's  sites



What we can offer:


  • Gaining experience of working in a family friendly environment
  • Developing your personal skills and experience, using your own initiative and creative ideas
  • Joining a passionate, dedicated and supportive team and meeting new people
  • Making a real and positive contribution towards having a pleasant, interesting and safe environment







Our Vision

Ballymena & Little Steps Antrim SureStart provides a range of services to both children from pre-birth up to four years, and their families.

Services consist of both individual and group support and operate from two centres , covering eight identified electoral wards within Ballymena. The project comprises a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team and works in close partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community groups, to provide a needs led approach to the delivery of services in the area.

Services cover three main themes which are:

  • Family Support
  • Play and Early Learning
  • Specialised Health Support.

All our services are FREE! Our Projects play an essential role on giving children and families the early support they need.