Volunteer

Each summer we turn city centre of Manchester into a garden city and we need an army of volunteers to make it happen.

Are you a little green-fingered? Or just keen to support our special event? We are looking for committed, passionate and enthusiastic people to join our team.

Last year over 400 people helped make Dig the City happen, meeting and greeting, watering, tidying and all things in between.

Volunteer

Volunteer involvement at the festival will be between Monday 27 July and Saturday 8 August.

If you’d like to join our team please click here to register your details.

Volunteer Roles

SET-UP: Monday 27 – Thursday 30 July 2015

  • Helping to set-up show gardens and move plants and materials
  • Helping to deliver food and drink to the team
  • Moving equipment
  • Dressing the event
  • Cleaning and tidying event areas

FESTIVAL DAYS: Friday 31 July – Thursday 6 August 2015

  • Supporting the event management team where required
  • Greeting visitors and helping with directions, enquiries and creating a welcoming festival atmosphere
  • Helping to maintain the gardens
  • Moving equipment
  • Supporting other volunteers and organisers
  • Social media support

TAKE DOWN: Friday 7 – Saturday 8 August 2015

  • Helping gardeners take their gardens apart and move all plants and materials away
  • Helping to deliver food and drink to the team
  • Tidying all event areas

Youth groups: are welcome. Please email with the name and size of the group. The leader of the youth group must be over 18 years old and will be responsible for all group members at the event.

Under 18s: will need to have their application agreed by a parent or guardian.

Under 16s: will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the day.

Corporate groups: We welcome large groups keen to do volunteering as part of their company’s corporate social responsibility. Email volunteering@cityco.com to discuss with our team.

Volunteer recruitment begins in May 2015 with volunteer involvement between Monday 27 July – Saturday 8 August.  You will have the opportunity to meet organisers before the event to discuss your interests and skills the roles that will be available and of course answer any questions you may have.

BECOME PART OF MANCHESTER’S SUMMER GARDEN FESTIVAL, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

TAKE A LOOK HERE AT OTHER WAYS TO TAKE PART.