Ways to volunteer
Join our herbaling team!
We are a small team with big dreams and are therefore always on the lookout for kind spirited folk who understand our mission and want to help us achieve our goals. There are lots of ways to get involved whether it's helping out on the ground with the growing and harvesting of herbs or sharing your talents for helping us develop as a social enterprise.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Garden Volunteering | Every Wednesdays
We currently have volunteering opportunities at our garden in Hackney Wick on Wednesday afternoons, 2-5pm running from August - November 2019. These sessions are for people interested in developing their gardening skills, learning about herbs and meeting new people. The sessions will be a mix of gardening, harvesting herbs, simple DIY tasks, tidying and cleaning up the garden spaces. If you are interested in coming along you need to register your interest and complete a short induction on the first session that you attend. Please click below to register your interest with Camila (via email).
Winter Work Days
at the Hackney Herbal Garden, Hackney Wick
This autumn and winter, we will have a series of big volunteer days to get our new garden ready to be redesigned into a herb garden. The first couple are listed below. No gardening or DIY experience needed, just a will to get your hands dirty. Refreshments and a vegan lunch will be provided.
* Nov 24th - 10:00 to 16:00 - For the first in our big winter volunteer days, we intend to uproot a number of shrubs (to be donated to other gardens and community projects) and spruce up the garden furniture and structures.
* Dec 8th - 10:00 to 16:00 - We intend to carry on the work started in November, and to start mulching the soil.
RSVP Essential - The garden is a small space and can only hold a few of us working at the same time, so if you intend to volunteer on this day, please let us know in advance.
We offer a package for businesses who want to spend a day helping out with our project activities as part of their corporate social responsibility. These vary seasonally and range from activities like helping to develop new herb growing sites to giving us a hand with harvesting, processing and packaging our speciality tea blends.
Previous clients include Burberry, Timberland, Barclays and LexisNexis.