Community Gardner

Volunteer Role Profile:

Community Gardener


About the role


Community Gardeners play a vital role in making Caledonian Park a great destination for the local community to enjoy. Community Gardeners assist with basic gardening and maintenance tasks. Together we keep Cally Park looking great and a space for everyone to enjoy.



You will:


  • Do basic gardening tasks such as weeding, pruning and planting
  • Keep the park tidy and collect litter
  • Report any issues you see in the park, such as broken equipment or graffiti



You should:


  • Be willing to work in variable weather conditions
  • Be willing to work as part of a team
  • Have an interest in gardening. No prior experience is required though!
  • Happy to work independently.
  • Everyone is welcome to volunteer. We do encourage you to share with us whether you have a disability or any health concerns before undertaking any work.


We ask you to:


  • Follow our volunteering policies and procedures.
  • Arrive punctually
  • Give us feedback about your volunteering experience
  • Treat all staff and volunteers with respect
  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing



We will:


  • Be welcoming and offer an enjoyable volunteering experience
  • Train you and support you in your role 
  • Give you regular opportunities to provide feedback about your volunteering experience
  • Treat you fairly and with respect 
  • Recognise your contribution 
  • Protect you by having insurance and policies and procedures in place to keep you safe



Time commitment


Our community gardening sessions take place frequently throughout the year. We will circulate details about each session in advance to all volunteers. You may attend as many sessions as you want.



About us


Islington Council manages Caledonian Park, the Clock Tower and Heritage Centre. The parks and heritage teams work in collaboration to deliver a full and varied activity programme. Our vision is of an accessible and inclusive service centred on increasing local cultural participation, exploring and celebrating local heritage and making a valuable contribution to local priorities. 


Caledonian Park is a popular site full of history. The centrepiece is a 155ft (47.5m) high, grade II* listed, Victorian clock tower. The National Lottery Heritage Fund confirmed a grant award of £1,873,300 in December 2016 to revitalise the park, renovate the clock tower and enable the public to climb it safely. The renovation includes work to the original bells, balcony and staircase. The Cally Clock Tower Centre is new, offering a programme of community and education activities.



This role is purely voluntary. This arrangement is not a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Contact us at with any questions.