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We have various volunteering opportunities at MUD. We cater for all ages and abilities across our projects and are happy accepting volunteers who would just like to help out as a one off or become a regular. Some of our volunteers have been with us since the start and are now employees. You can become part of our volunteer program at Platt Fields Market Garden, help maintain our containers at PATCH NOMA and The Landing or offer up your skills remotely by helping with things such as marketing, blog, social media, policy creation and community outreach. We're building a community at MUD and want you to be a part of it. We also offer internships and work placements with potential future employment with us as we grow. Please see below for more details on our current opportunities.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we are now required to register all of our volunteers

to comply with Track and Trace and ensure the safety of all of our volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer, please download our Volunteer Handbook here.

Once you have read the handbook and feel you are suitable to volunteer with us,

have a look at our opportunities below.

In order to volunteer with us we require you to fill out our registration form here. Please add info@plattfieldsmarketgarden.co.uk to your contacts list so that you receive our emails.

We will attempt to contact everyone who registers but due to staff shortages and volume

of registrations we might not be able to. Thank you in advance from MUD.

Our volunteering programme at Platt Fields Market Garden gives you the opportunity to support the work of our flagship Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. You can gain experience in growing, maintaining and harvesting vegetables as well as a range of other activities from woodwork to running a market stall. No previous horticulture experience is necessary.

Sessions

Tuesdays and Fridays:

All day (10am - 4pm) or

AM (10am - 1pm) or

PM (1pm - 4pm)

Saturdays:

9am - 2pm

Current volunteering at PATCH NOMA involves helping out at our weekly stall as part of The Good Market in Saddlers Yard. We cover different aspects of container gardening and are working to help build a living Christmas Tree sculpture. We encourage our volunteers to look after the garden whenever they feel, as it is public and accessible at all times.

Sessions

Fridays:

2 - 7pm

Every week until 18th December

Ridgeway Street Community Garden has been designed and planted by MUD to increase the biodiversity of the area and give the local community a beautiful garden to use. Volunteering here involves maintaining the garden through guided sessions with local residents. This is perfect for anyone who wants to get involved with helping the public get into gardening!

Sessions

Fridays:

11am - 1pm

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Gleaning with MUD involves travelling to farms across the North of the UK and harvesting and collecting food that would otherwise gone to waste. This is then distributed to charities across Manchester to help feed those in need. If you would like to volunteer to glean with us then please read the volunteer handbook and fill out the Registration form at the bottom here.

Sessions

Gleaning days vary from week to week due to changes in demand and availability. To find out when the next glean is on please contact:

gleaning@wearemud.org

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Manchester Urban Diggers are urban community market gardeners based in Greater Manchester where we are making spaces for people to grow food.

©2019 Manchester Urban Diggers.