Volunteer at Wolves Lane!

Food and horticulture volunteering opportunities at Wolves Lane provide you with the chance to spend time with nature, have fun, get active, share your knowledge and meet new people! 

We’re tentatively opening up more volunteering opportunities in a way that is COVID safe & look forward to gradually welcoming more people into the volunteer team!

All volunteers at Wolves Lane will have an induction prior to them starting to volunteer. 

Complete the application form and start volunteering with us!

*If you previously volunteered at Wolves Lane and would like to resume volunteering please complete the application. 

**We follow the Covid-19 guidelines to make sure volunteering with us is safe.

Volunteering opportunities

COOKING ASSISTANT (TUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS / 9am – 1.30pm)

CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

Assist our chef, Sharon in the preparation of simple and nutritious plant based meals, from fresh produce grown on site or donated food waste, for daily distribution to vulnerable and isolated residents. The role includes: preparation and cooking of ingredients, overseeing packing as well as clearing and washing up.

We are looking for someone with cooking experience ideally with a level 2 food hygiene qualification or with cooking experience and willing to undertake level 2 food hygiene on line training. A love of food and cooking and enthusiasm to be creative with seasonal ingredients and the ability to work with others as part of a small team.

It’s a great way to get a feeling for what’s in season and liaise with the growers on site. It will support moves you might want to make into employment in the catering industry. A nutritious take away lunch freshly prepped and cooked.

FOOD PREP AND PACKING (TUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS / 9am-1pm or 10am-2pm)

CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

Work within a small team to portion, package and label cooked meals ready for collection. You will also help with additional food prep guided by the chef and assistant cook, but not in the kitchen. Clearing, cleaning and washing up too.

You will need to be good at working with others, a clear communicator and happy to follow instructions and guidance working carefully and with attention to detail.

You can improve your knife and prep skills and ideas on how to cook healthy meals from scratch. 

A nutritious take away lunch freshly prepped and cooked.

MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS – FIXERS & SHIFTERS (FRIDAYS / 10am-1pm)

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

If you are handy with a hammer or smart with a screwdriver then this one is for you! We are looking for a team of volunteers who are happy to lift, shift and get their hands dirty with some manual labour.

We will be fixing anything on site that is broken and clearing rubbish and overgrown brambles in a bid to make the site safer and smarter for all.

Who would it be suitable for? Someone full of energy who loves to see transformation and improvement. Someone who is looking to become more active. Previous building and or DIY experience is desirable but not essential. 

PLANT SALE AND OPEN DAY VOLUNTEER (SATURDAYS / 11am-3pm)

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Help out on a stall, steward visitors. This opportunity runs on a rota and volunteers commit to a monthly shift or provide occasional cover as needed. 

WOLVES LANE GROWER (WEDNESDAYS / 10am-1pm; 2pm-4pm)

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Be part of a team working to grow produce for local food banks. Suitable for experienced food growers and people with little to no food growing experience. Sow seeds, look after crops and support with harvesting. 

VEG PACKING FOR HARINGEY’S LOCAL VEGETABLE DELIVERY SCHEME (WEDNESDAYS / 9:30AM-1:30PM)

CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

As a small team, we sort & weigh the deliveries of fresh produce from our farmers and pack into our customer’s individual bags ready to be delivered to our collection points around Haringey.

This role is suitable for volunteers with a wide range of physical abilities – lifting & carrying sacks of potatoes an advantage but not essential and for those with additional learning needs. We require attention to detail and accuracy with weighing produce and ensuring all produce is packed in the bags as required. We work outdoors but under an awning. You will be on your feet so dress appropriately for the time of year and wear comfortable shoes. 

We are a team of about 10 people each week. We are friendly, supportive, have a good chat and enjoy the company with music & refreshments.  

It’s a great way of learning about different varieties of vegetables, what vegetables are in season throughout the year and sharing recipes with each other. At the end of the pack we share any surplus veg amongst the volunteers so you may have the opportunity to try a vegetable that is completely new to you.

We grow some of the crops for the veg bags here at Wolves Lane so there may be opportunities to work in the glasshouses in the future.

BLACK ROOTZ VOLUNTEER: Experienced Growers – Tropical edibles (FRIDAYS / 9AM-1PM / 2PM-3PM)

CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

Care for edible plants, herbs and flowers, in particular tropical us produce. Weeding, watering, pruning, shifting heavy materials, propagation. Working both outside and in glasshouse/polytunnels.

Who would it be suitable for? Keen gardeners, those interested in food growing  or have some expertise looking after indigenous produce

Skilled gardeners used to growing for harvest– expertise on certain crops, can propagate cuttings, identify and deal with pests and manage weeds.

Someone with interest and expertise growing tropical crops. Suitable for someone who wants to do some heavy manual activities. 

This is an outdoor volunteering opportunity, you will need to have your own suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

CACTUS HOUSE VOLUNTEER (THURSDAYS / 2PM-4PM; FRIDAYS / 10am-1pm)

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

The native habitat for most cacti and succulents is a desert. Therefore, they will grow best in lots of light, good drainage, high temperatures and low moisture. The volunteering opportunity will involve supporting the maintenance of these conditions. Propagation of cactus for sale. 

Who would it be suitable for? Anyone with a particular interest in cacti and their maintenance. 

HORTICULTURAL VOLUNTEER (SATURDAY / 9AM-11AM)

CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

Care for non- edible plants  in particular tropical plants. Weeding, watering, pruning, shifting heavy materials, propagation. 

Who would it be suitable for?

Keen gardeners, those interested in tropical plants or have some expertise looking after tropical plants

Skilled gardeners– expertise on certain species, can propagate cuttings, identify and deal with pests and manage weeds.

Someone with a level 2 horticulture certificate

Someone who wants  to do some heavy manual activities. 

You do not have to be able to do all the activities described, we will try and accommodate all skills and abilities. 

WOLVES LANE FLOWER COMPANY VOLUNTEER

CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

WLFC is looking for gardening enthusiasts from novices to seasoned pros!

Assisting with flower growing activities such as: deadheading, weeding, watering, pruning. We aim to run a wider volunteer session to help organise & flower up communal areas of the site at least twice a year. We will advertise these opportunities on our website & our social media channels when dates are scheduled.

Visit www.wolveslaneflowercompany.com and sign up via an online form to be notified for volunteering opportunities.

OTTOLENGHI KITCHEN GARDEN (MONDAY / 10AM-1PM / 2PM-4PM)

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Volunteers help out with the day-to-day tasks involved in growing vegetables for Rovi and the Ottolenghi Delis. Tasks range from sowing seeds to harvesting and include all the weeding, mulching and watering in between.

Who would it be suitable for? Physically active and mobile. 

TIME CREDIT SCHEME

Haringey Time Credits is a Time Based Currency designed to value the time of people supporting their local community.

Time Credits is our way to say “Thank you” to all our volunteers for their time spent in support of our community and Centre.

Once you become a volunteer at our Centre and complete your induction, you will receive a registration link & can start earning your credits!

Watch this video to find out more.