Charity registered in Scotland SC041122
Whitburn and District Community Development Trust (WCDT) is a charity and voluntary organisation. Our mission is to assist residents, groups, agencies and businesses to communicate and work effectively together to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for our community and its people.
About the Community Garden
The Community Garden was established in 2021 with food grown in the 2 years following. Whilst one aim is to grow fruit and vegetables for our Community Fridge Project, the overall space is designed to allow the wider sharing of knowledge, such as: how to grow fresh food; how to support wildlife; how to improve the local environment; and much more; and, to encourage community participation and engagement.
We have been working in partnership with NHS Lothian and West Lothian Council on a Whole Systems Approach to Type 2 Diabetes. This partnership project has been instrumental in securing funding for this project to deliver enterprising activities and opportunities designed to support local people to achieve such things as better health and wellbeing (with positive mental and physical impacts, and educational opportunities.
Currently open on Monday and Thursday afternoons the aspiration is to open more to expand the activities / opportunities on offer.
This role will coordinate and deliver varied activities and opportunities from the Community Garden, adding organisational capacity through bringing new skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the project.
This delivery will include, but is not limited to: increased health and wellbeing activities; knowledge sharing through increased educational offerings; add varied activities and levels of support for our volunteers.
People skills and a positive attitude is a must for this volunteer and public facing role.