The Maypole Project

Orpington, Kent

Volunteer • Part Time 01689 851596 Katie Tubby

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

The Maypole Project is a small local charity which supports families with a child/children with long-term and life-limiting medical conditions. We have a 'Garden of Celebration' in Priory Gardens in Orpington and a small courtyard garden at our Head Office in Green Street Green which is used by our families and children when attending counselling/play sessions. We are in need of a volunteer who can help us maintain and develop these spaces on an ongoing or short-term basis.

Role responsibilities:

The ‘Garden of Celebration’ consists of 2 bedding areas. It is a place that families can visit and which raises awareness of the charity, encouraging local people to get involved and help. We also have a small courtyard garden. The volunteer gardener will undertake general gardening duties including:

  • Weeding
  • Watering
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Tidying/sweeping
  • Other ad-hoc gardening tasks as required

Garden equipment and tools are provided

Time commitment: Flexible depending on volunteer’s availability. A regular commitment would be appreciated, with more time needed in Spring and Summer

Person Specification:

  • Basic gardening knowledge and skills
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to adhere to health and safety procedures
  • Able to follow The Maypole Project policies and guidelines at all times whilst volunteering

Application Procedure:

Please complete the volunteer application form which is available by email at, or by calling us on 01689 851596. Once we have received your application you will be invited to an informal interview. 

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