Gardening Volunteer

Communities 1st deliver a Handy Person Service designed to help those 60+ or on benefits, living in Hertsmere and St Albans & District to help with tasks they are unable to carry out themselves. 

We are looking for green fingered volunteers to help us help our community to work alongside staff undertaking various light duties in the garden including:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Weeding
  • Light gardening duties
  • General tidy up
  • Digging

We are a busy service and are looking for some friendly and caring volunteers who like the outdoors to help fulfil demand.

We can offer flexible hours which suit both you and our clients’ needs.

If you have a few hours to spare, enjoy working in the garden and would like to help someone who is struggling to maintain theirs, please give us a call to discuss this opportunity further.


Please call Monita or Jeremy on 020 3940 4865 or email


No formal qualifications are required to volunteer with us but this role would suit a keen gardener and at least some experience of gardening is desirable.


We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 16)


The role involves working with vulnerable adults and is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.


About the Organisation
Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community in Hertsmere and St Albans & District by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in their community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 


Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, St Albans & District Borough Council and Housing Associations, as well as many local businesses.


We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!


Benefits for the Volunteer:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain practical and interpersonal skills.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people to improve their environment.
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Communities 1st team.
  • Training will be offered in Equality & Diversity and Customer Service.