Our volunteers are, by far, our largest asset to the gardens. Without the immense commitment, dedication and energy of our volunteers, the garden would not exist.
Currently, there are no paid staff so all positions and responsibilities are filled by volunteers, including; Principal Coordinator, President, Events Coordinator, Volunteers Coordinator, Membership Communications, POD leaders, Site Manager, Meeting Facilitators, Handy-men and women, Gardeners, Artists, Seed Savers and Cooks. This means that just about anyone can have a go and get involved in something they are interested in.
The Mullum Community Gardens aims to promote environment sustainability through community participation because we believe that community participation is the key to a healthier, happier and more resilient community, and environmental sustainability is the key to a healthier, happier environment.
Our volunteer program also offers opportunities for people currently out of the workforce to not only retrain and develop skills that may help them return to work, but to also, connect with other community members, form friendships and share their knowledge and produce. This not only directly enhances the individual lives of the volunteers, but enriches the community as a whole.
If you’d like to volunteer at one of Australia’s most progressive regional community gardens, there are many ways you can. You will meet people from vibrant and diverse backgrounds, learn new skills, share knowledge, receive regular e-newsletters, receive produce from the ‘Food For All’ garden in return for your work and on Tuesdays, our volunteer coordinator cooks a delicious communal lunch.
Current supervised volunteer days are Tuesdays & Saturdays 10-4pm, so it is recommended that you attend one of these days for an induction before volunteering on any other day.
1. Post both forms to Mullumbimby Community Garden, PO BOX 149 Mullumbimby NSW 2482 OR
2. Drop both forms in to the office in person between Tuesday- Saturday 10-4pm OR
3. Contact us directly
Here is the Volunteer Policy for your convenience.
Join a ‘Pod’– If you have more specialised interests there are a number of ‘Pod’s or ‘special interest groups’ you can join. These generally involve a monthly meeting & /or busy bee depending on the nature of the group. To join a group, register on the volunteer form and indicate which group(s) you are interested in.
A huge thank you to all our dedicated volunteers and welcome to those who are yet to join in.