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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £25,500 pro-rata
  • Hybrid Home/Office - regular travel to Possilpark, Glasgow, to meet volunteers
  • Closing 15th September 2022

  • Advertised from 26th August 2022
  • 24 hours per week


Concrete Garden is a community development and wellbeing charity based in Possilpark, North Glasgow. We exist to support the growth of a happy, healthy, and thriving community. Over the last 10 years we have transformed and regenerated unloved and unused land – and in its place, as a community we have created 2 community gardens (Concrete Garden and The Back Garden) and an outdoor play area – all are spaces where people of all ages can come together to learn new skills, meet socially, have fun, and find a new purpose. We work across three strategic areas - Community Food and Social/Therapeutic Gardens - Outdoor Play and Learning - Volunteer Support and Training

Our volunteer project was established in 2013. Initially as a shared partnership with 4 local organizations called ‘Do a Little, Change a Lot’ - Over the last 2 years we have consolidated the project to provide direct support to volunteers from Concrete Gardens 3 established projects - The Concrete Garden - The Back Garden - Outdoor Play.

Covid-19 had a huge impact on our volunteer project –2 years on from pausing our volunteer program, and shifting our focus to supporting wellbeing, connection, and essential food provision, we were faced with the reality. Many volunteers had moved on, or had new dependencies/barriers, and existing volunteers had lost confidence or needed skills refreshers. We must now take time to reflect, revitalize, and relaunch our volunteer project. And we need the right person to get us all back on track.

Application notes

To apply - email with a copy of your CV, and a covering letter as an attachment (1 side A4 maximum) detailing:

  • Your available start date and workdays
  • How your motivations, experiences, skills meet those outlined in the job description and person spec