Information for volunteers
During the year, we rely on our volunteers to keep us going. They do everything from raking leaves and sowing seeds, to painting faces and entertaining guests! We couldn't do it without them and we appreciate each and every person who comes to Brigit's Garden to help.
Our Thursday morning volunteer sessions are easy-going and sociable. They are are drop-in sessions, so people come when they are free and there is no on-going commitment. No gardening experience is required, just a desire to be out in the fresh air!
Our volunteer gardening sessions take place on Thursday mornings. We start at 10 am and finish about 12.30, and we do lots of gardening work around the site. We take a break in the middle of the morning.
If you don't have transport, you can catch the 9am Citylink bus towards Clifden. It leaves from the Citylink bus station next to the railway station, and you get a return ticket to Roscahill. We meet the bus at Roscahill at 9.30 and bring people the short distance to the garden, and we reimburse you for the bus ticket. The return bus is at about 12.40.
If you come by car there is a €5 standard reimbursement for petrol costs available.
Special event helpers
We welcome help in a number of areas for our special events. During the events, we often need people to help with face-painting, kids' activities and general help with stalls and activities. For upcoming events you might be interested in, see our events calendar.
Our nature-based summer camps for local families are very popular, and we need a volunteer to assist the leader for each group. The commitment is for five mornings or afternoons, so people like you with experience with children can be a great help.
We also welcome volunteers to help receive and look after visitors to the gardens; the usual commitment is for a half day a week for an agreed period.
We reimburse all volunteers' expenses and provide refreshments while here.
If you're interested in getting involved at Brigit's Garden, we would love to hear from you!
Give us a ring at 091 550905 or email us for more info here