Charity registered in Scotland SC040647
Urban Roots is a community led environmental and health improvement organisation working across the Southside of Glasgow. We empower local people to make choices and lifestyle changes that are beneficial for them, their communities and the environment.
We are committed to working with local people on projects that improve the environment and health of the area through a range of activities including community gardening, conservation and biodiversity, and planet friendly living.
Our work aims to inspire people and communities to connect with nature.
Our ultimate vision is to become more embedded in the local community.
Urban Roots is a thriving environmental and health improvement organisation. Over the past ten years we have worked with local residents and organisations to establish a network of community garden spaces across the Southside of Glasgow. We are passionate about the benefits that community gardens bring to improving local environments, promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to coordinate activities in two community gardens in Toryglen. This will involve managing the weekly volunteering groups at these gardens, which are led by our two project support workers. You will also be responsible for coordinating our outreach work with local schools, care home and other support organisations.
Your role will also involve running our newly established garden task force. This is a weekly volunteer group which will support schools and community groups to establish community food growing spaces across the Southside. You will be required to travel between various sites on a regular basis and for this you will have use of our electric van. A clean driver’s licence is required.