Everything we have achieved at BFG has happened due to the passion, dedication and hard work of local people. From growing produce and supporting wildlife, making jam, holding activity days, fundraising, publicity and planning, volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.

Whether you have a spare hour once in a while, or would like to commit to regular sessions, you will be welcomed with a smile and the kettle is always on!

If you would like to come and help out, you can either ring 07890557854 to make an appointment or just pop down during our times. See below for more volunteering info.

Volunteering Details and Information

What Will I Get Out of It?

You will gain excellent experience of working in a supportive, volunteer-focussed community.

You will meet people of all ages, from a wide variety of backgrounds. This role will provide you with the opportunity to expand your learning around horticulture, permaculture, nature conservation, crafts and community engagement.

Volunteering at Bulwell Forest Garden can help to improve physical and mental wellbeing, through regular exercise, fresh air and the chance to meet new people.

Personal Development and training will be offered, as is appropriate to the tasks carried out.


Between 1 and 4 days a week (depending on your availability)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10am-4pm and Saturdays, 1pm-4pm

There may also be possible hours during additional sessions during school holidays.

Key Tasks

General Duties Volunteering

Gardening tasks, including helping to grow fruit and vegetables, maintaining ornamental flower beds, wildflower meadows and our community orchard, and wildlife conservation. No experience is necessary, and tasks can be tailor made to suit knowledge and abilities

Activities and Events Volunteering

Helping to facilitate our summer family sessions and seasonal events, including the delivery of creative workshops and healthy cooking sessions, running a tombola, serving refreshments, setting up or tidying away

Publicity Volunteering

Designing posters, running an information stall at health and wellbeing events, or distributing leaflets.

Committee Members

From time to time, we have vacancies for people living in the Bulwell or Bulwell Forest area to join our committee, helping to steer the development of the project. For more information, please email us at admin@bulwellforestgarden.co.uk

Recent Volunteering News


June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

A massive thank you to all the team volunteering with us from VF today. It was hard work, preparing the ground for our beans and squash. It took a lot of digging, mulching, and compost

November jobs at the Garden, with a little help from our friends!

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Digging is the name of the game this month. Whether we are planting new bushes and trees, or clearing and preparing new beds, we will hopefully still be able to dig all but the heaviest

BFG recognised with Environmental Award!!

October 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Bulwell Forest Garden were shortlisted in the Nottingham Post Environmental Awards this week. Barbara and Adele went along to the event, and were thrilled to pick up Environmental Community of the Year, on behalf of

FREE training for BFG volunteers

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Do you volunteer at BFG? Would you like to develop some new skills or gain a recognised certificate in any of the following areas? Health and Safety Safeguarding (Vulnerable Adults), Safeguarding (Children) Food Hygiene First

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