The Gardens Trust wants to recruit a cohort of GT Community Champions who can help us share our passion for historic parks, gardens and other designed landscapes, and our purpose to protect them, with their local community.
We’re looking for volunteers from active local community organisations across the UK to deliver a one off ‘Garden History Lucky Dip’ activity. The aim of this activity is to share garden history stories with new audiences, helping us to promote the importance and wonder of these historic spaces with more members of the public. Traditionally, our events and activities have been designed for those with some existing knowledge of garden history, but the ‘Garden History Lucky Dip’ activity is accessible to everyone.
You can find out more about how to run the Lucky Dip activity here:
By delivering this activity to your local community group and becoming a Gardens Trust Community Champion, you will be helping to share our mission and increase awareness and support of vulnerable historic designed landscapes across Britain.
We’re looking for someone who:
No prior experience in heritage or knowledge of garden history is required!
We’d particularly like to hear from you if your organisation has never been involved with a heritage or landscape project before or if you volunteer with communities currently underrepresented in these sectors including Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities, LGBT+ people, people with disabilities, and those with experience of socio-economic disadvantage.
In return what we can offer is:
If you’re interested in being a GT Community Champion we’d love to hear from you. To apply, please complete and return the Community Champions Application Form to Frankie Taylor, Audience Development and Engagement Officer.
Please feel free to contact Frankie for more information or to arrange an informal chat about the Community Champions scheme.
This opportunity is part of the Engaging With Our Future Project made possible with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.