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Growing Works Volunteer holds certificate at Almondbury Allotment

Growing Works Achieve Quality Award

We are delighted to present Growing Works with the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award. Growing Works is a charity based in Huddersfield, delivering therapeutic outdoor activities for families with different needs as well as people in isolated and vulnerable circumstances and those with mental health issues.
Through this programme of gardening and other outdoor activities the charity also works to educate the local community about the importance and benefits of the
natural environment.

As part of the quality award process Growing Works were supported to review  their volunteering offer to ensure they are following national good practice and offering high quality volunteering opportunities.

We presented the Quality Award at their Almondbury Community Allotment which was bursting with produce and colour.

Sian Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator at Growing Works commented:

“Working towards the volunteering award helped us to create a good structure for volunteering at Growing Works with clarity around the roles on offer, how to apply and what to expect. TSL Kirklees Volunteering supported us through the process and provided advice and guidance wherever needed.

Volunteers are vital to Growing Works, they guide our work, support our projects and events, and share our news.  They are an essential part of the Growing Works team.”

To find out more about Growing Works visit  www.growingworks.org.uk/

For more information about our quality award contact Becky Bracey, Volunteer Development Manager email: becky@tslkirklees.org.uk 

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