Student Allotment

Edge Hill Allotment/Garden Community Project- Opportunity to Grow Your Own Fruit/Veg


Last year with the support from the University Grounds Team we started to develop an allotment behind 57 St Helen's Road/Faculty of Health as part of the NUS Student Eats project.  The project is entirely funded by Students Eats and its aim is for students, staff and members of the community to come together to grow, eat and share organic, nutritious, fresh, local, low carbon and most importantly delicious food.  


Volunteers are required to get involved in the project.  Whatever  your interests we have a role for you from planting, gardening, watering or even selling the produce to attending meetings to help decide what we grow.  The project will see students, staff and the local community working together to grow both fruit and vegetables which will be sold to students at a low price and given out to local community charities such as Mencap and the Womens Refuge.  There will even be the opportunity to show local school children and groups around the allotment so they can learn about sustainable food production.

All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary and with the weather improving it’s a great chance to spend some time outdoors. Growing and planting not for you?  Then why not be a member of the Steering group to decide what should be grown and plan events at the allotment.  To find out more about how you could be part of the project email Jess in the Students' Union

E: martinj@edgehill.ac.uk  



Ormskirk School- Garden Volunteer

Volunteers needed to help maintain greenhouse and current garden. Introduce planting / seeds/ mini enterprise growing and selling of plants. Help maintain allotment, garden tubs.  We are looking for eager volunteers to work with students who are less academic but would benefit from working outdoors and have an interest in plants. Help improve their self esteem, enjoy success in growing something, Improving team skills

Interested?  Contact West Lancs CVS on 01695 733737


Friends Of Scutchers Acres

Friends of Scutchers Acres is a wonderful natural environment in Burscough/Lathom parishes, West Lancs.The group aim to develop/establish a community orchard and wildlife meadow. Individuals can engage in a range of conservation tasks. We are looking for volunteers who have a love of the natural environment and are able to work outdoors and on uneven grounds to engage in a range of activities which includes hedge laying, planting, weeding, planting and pruning fruit trees, establish new community orchard and wildflower meadow.

To apply online click call West Lancs CVS on 01695 733737


Friends of Burscough Stations- Maintenence Volunteers

Friends of Burscough Bridge aim to enhance the rail travel experience by providing clean, attractive and well maintained areas on their station platforms.

We are looking for volunteers to help monitor and maintain the 3 burscough train stations areas. Report any problems for action, planting and tending to planters/areas on platforms. Gardening experience not essential.

To find out more contact West Lancs CVS on 01695 733737


VISIT Project

The VISIT Project is about encouraging more people to travel to visitor attractions in West Lancashire and Sefton more sustainably by leaving the car at home and using public transport or walking and cycling more. The range of volunteer roles include the promotion of the project, training to become walk or cycle leaders, and signing up to be project ambassadors or event supporters. Volunteers will be fully supported by VISIT partners - West Lancashire Council for Voluntary Services, West Lancashire Borough Council. , Lancashire County Council, and Sefton Council for Voluntary Service.

Volunteers are invited to work as part of a team in a range of roles connected to the VISIT Project. - To encourage more people to use sustainable transport options to access visitor attractions in West Lancashire and Sefton. Volunteers can learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends and train to become Walk or Cycle Leaders, Project Ambassadors or Event Supporters. Full support is offered by Project Partners, WLCVS, WL Borough Council, LCC and Sefton CVS.

Training for roles is available.
Volunteers will be confident to talk and promote the project to people at events such as Southport Flower Show.
Volunteers who enjoy walking or cycling are invited to find out more about the project.

To find out more contact West Lancs CVS on 01695 733737


RSPB- Conservation Volunteer

The RSPB help endangered species of birds and other types of living things by trying to create, maintain and repair and improve their habitats

Volunteers are needed to help with the building and repairing of fences, footpaths, bird boxes and huts, scrub clearance, coppicing, tree/shrub planting, reed cutting, shop and visitor work. 5 hours daily. Free accommodation available, but volunteers have to pay for transport and food costs.

For more infomaion, contact West Lancs CVS on 01695 733737