These activities are concerned with maintaining, improving and developing the nursery infrastructure. They include carrying out repairs to buildings and glasshouses plus repairs and maintenance work on nursery frames and beds.
Maintenance and improvement of the narrow gauge track, maintenance of the locomotives and renovation of the rolling stock. There are also opportunities, once training has been completed, to drive the trains.
Help is also needed to assist with the running of the nursery since, to ensure its future, we need to plan succession within the leadership roles. The trustees, company chair, secretary, treasurer and minute’s secretary hold office for three years and are re-elected on a rolling program. These are not roles that you would expect to walk into without first knowing the nursery but by assisting and shadowing those in post you would gain the knowledge needed for you to take over in due course. Thus, if you have any experience of running an organization or sitting on a board of directors or trustees or have a working knowledge of the roles of company chair, secretary, treasurer or minute’s secretary within a charity you will be very welcome.
On the management team we also have volunteers who organize volunteers, sales, advertising, publicity, display and marketing who would also welcome more assistance. New people and ideas are always appreciated!
The above is just a brief summary of available opportunities. To explore becoming a volunteer you can either visit the nursery, to have a look round and chat about possibilities, or, if you prefer, please get in touch to arrange a specific time to visit. Either way, we will be delighted to hear from you!