As a volunteer at Green Routes you can help by working in the garden. However many Green Routes volunteers also assist by providing training in horticulture for young people with additional support needs within the walled garden at Gartmore House near the villages of Gartmore and Aberfoyle. Green Routes is an exciting project where we have created a positive learning environment in which people with additional support needs can realise their potential and become equipped to make positive contributions to their communities.
Although our focus is on horticulture skills, we aim to teach our young students a range of transferable work skills enabling them to progress to meaningful employment.
At Green Routes we recognise that volunteers want satisfying work and personal development and we will seek to help volunteers meet these needs.
A number of volunteers have undertaken training to act as mentors and role models for individual and groups of students.
Some volunteers help in the running of the Green Routes Project as members of its Board of Management
Green Routes offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities from participating in a community garden to mentoring our young students. The garden provides year round interest and varied activities allowing people to contribute according to their particular skills and interests.
Volunteering opportunities include:
Volunteering at green Routes offers you the chance to:
You can also support Green Routes by becoming a member or friend. Members and friends receive regular news about the garden as well as other benefits. Members can attend the Green Routes AGM and apply for election to its Board of Management. If you are interested in becoming a member or friend of Green Routes or you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch or register online.