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Grow Volunteer

This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

Due to current circumstances this Go Volunteer project is on hold, we are keeping a close eye on developments and frequently re-assessing when this project can recommence. For regular updates, make sure you follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter.

If you have any questions about this project or volunteering in general please email govolunteer.union@newcaslte.ac.uk

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Grow Volunteer is an exciting new project that encompasses all the green, growing and environmental projects that Go Volunteer runs.
We have an urban growing area at Joseph Cowen Yard where we usually meet on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. We also have a roof garden for herbs and bees and a newly created ‘pop bottle’ greenhouse for salad growing in the mezzanine outside NUSU reception 
We want to create some green space using recycled materials and show volunteers what can be grown in limited urban spaces.

Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers are invited to help with all aspects of the project. 
  • One-off, occasional or regular volunteering opportunities
  • Help with different aspects of the design and build
  • Longer term helping with routine volunteering: gardening, watering weeding and growing.

What's in it for you?

  • Learn about what can be produced in an urban environment
  • Work in a team for a design project that is actually happening
  • Experience to put on your cv / portfolio
  • Learn new skills, meet new people, fresh air


• Marketing • Communication • Teamwork • Planning • Creativity and Innovation • Personal Enterprise

Suitable For

All degrees, particularly popular with Architecture and Planning students.

Hours per week



Commitment varies. You can attend one off days, or be more heavily involved.

DBS required?



  • Area of InterestOutdoors, Environment and Conservation

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