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Banyule Men's Shed and Buna Reserve Community Garden

Available volunteer roles

Shed Assistant

Banyule Men's Shed  - Shed Assistant

Volunteering with the Banyule Men’s Shed is a great way to share your skills, help community members with projects, meet new friends and support other men of all ages who might be isolated or looking for a new activity.

If you have some free time on weekdays, we would love your help!

Shed Assistant volunteers help to open and close the shed, work on a variety of community projects, and have a cuppa and chat with the men who pop in. They may also:

  • Help local people fix broken items and make things like furniture or toys
  • Support men with a disability to engage in creative projects of their own
  • Do a run to the hardware store for supplies
  • Teach handy skills to young men in the local community, who may not have access to tools or advice
  • Sit to play games or chat with men who pop in
  • Help with the garden
  • Help to make the Shed an inviting 'home away from home'

 

“I enjoy the social aspect of the shed, there’s always someone to help out with a project or to chat to.’’

You don't need to have specific skills as we need men with a variety of experience.

Can you help?

 We are looking for people who:

  • Can volunteer once a week or fortnight
  • Are happy to chat and socialise with others
  • Can share skills with others, or want to learn new skills
  • Are willing to complete training
  • Can commit for at least one year
  • Are willing to obtain a police check (we pay).

For more information about the role, please call Melissa on 9450 2000, or click on 'Apply here' to send us an application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Information about times and location:

  • When

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 10.30am - 3:30pm

  • Where

    Corner of St Hillier & Edwin Streets, Heidelberg Heights

Garden Maintenance Volunteer

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Garden Maintenance Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help with upkeep at the community garden and share their skills with the community. 

Can you help?

 We are looking for people who:

  • Can volunteer for 2-4 hours a week
  • Experienced in gardening mainatanence
  • Interested in meeting new people 
  • Want to learn new skills
  • Are willing to complete training
  • Can commit for at least one year
  • Are willing to obtain a police check (we pay).

For more information about the role, please call us on Melissa for a chat on 9450-2000 or click on 'Apply here'.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Urban Farmer -Buna Reserve Communty Garden

[Urban Farmer- Buna Reserve Community Garden]

Buna Reserve  Community Garden is looking for an Urban Farmer volunteer for 4 hours per week to assist with food production and garden maintenance. We are looking for a volunteer who enjoys meeting new people from different walks of life and inspiring them to connect with food systems with the broader goal of raising levels of food literacy in the community. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about urban farming and permaculture, a patient teacher and learner, adaptive and flexible, can plan and strategise in the garden space when it comes to planting and germinating seasonal and successional crops.

Can you help?

 We are looking for people who:

  • Can volunteer for 4 hours a week
  • Maintain a crop rotation schedule
  • General produce production support
  • Record keeping
  • Propagating heirloom veg and herb seeds for planting out
  • Weed control
  • Irrigation Maintanence
  • Seed saving
  • Plant identification
  • Supporting members of the community into the space when open
  • Are willing to complete training
  • Can commit for at least one year
  • Are willing to obtain a police check (we pay).

For more information about the role, please call us on Melissa on 9450-2000 for a chat or click on 'Apply here'.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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