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Become a volunteer with SLH!

Published: 28 September 2023  

There are lots of fun and flexible ways to get involved and volunteer with us. Whatever your skills and interests, we’ll have a role to suit you. To become a volunteer all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help.  

You can choose how much time you give, and we’ll provide the training and support you need to make it happen. Plus, volunteering is a great way of meeting new people and taking a break from your daily routine. 

Take a look at the ways you can get involved below:  

At the heart of volunteering with SLH are three community projects; our urban garden, Grow Speke, our community shop The Market Place and our social hub, The Market Place Social. Take a look at what’s on offer and get some ideas about how you would like to get involved.  

Volunteering at Grow Speke 

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available at our community garden. From maintaining the site and the produce grown all year round to playing a vital role in making our seasonal events a success! 

Event volunteer 

Event volunteering involves supporting Grow Speke before, during, and after any community events run throughout the year, including Christmas, Easter and bonfire night events. General activities include: 

  • Stewarding 
  • Tidying 
  • Cooking 
  • Cleaning 
  • Visitor assistance  
  • Site safety 

Gardening volunteer 

Your role as a volunteer gardener will include supporting Grow Speke staff, assisting with the maintenance of the site and looking after the plants grown at the community garden. General activities will include:  

  • Planting 
  • Weeding 
  • Watering 
  • Scraping 
  • Composting waste 

Volunteering at The Market Place 

The project is about ‘more than just food’ - we aim to make the shop a friendly, accessible venue where you can find out about the range of services that SLH provides. There are lots of ways to contribute to our volunteer-run shop.   

Roles at The Market Place include: 

  • Opening up the shop 
  • Controlling and managing stock levels 
  • Collecting and receiving stock 
  • Serving in the shop and helping with queries 
  • Receiving deliveries and stocking shelves 

Volunteering at The Market Place Social 

Located behind our community shop, The Market Place Social is a place to chat, relax, create and connect. It’s a shared space that we use for a variety of activities, like Coffee & Chat to regular arts and crafts and wellbeing classes.  

Roles at The Market Place Social include: 

  • Chat with workshop participants, in a group setting and on a one-to-one basis 
  • Making tea, coffee and other refreshments. Washing up & putting away cups after sessions 
  • Assist staff to set-up room, plus pack-down and clean-up afterwards 

Community litter picks 

We host a number of litter picks across Speke and Garston every year. Our volunteer litter pickers are a dedicated set of individuals who pride themselves on clearing our green spaces and pavements from litter and rubbish. We are extremely grateful for the hard work that they do. 

We loan volunteers equipment to help with their litter pick activities. This includes litter pickers and rubbish bags.  

We promote our litter pick events across our social media channels, so keep an eye out for more information.  

Register to become a volunteer 

If you’ve got any questions about any of the volunteering roles that are currently available, send us an email at or fill in our online form below to let us know the type of volunteering you’re interested in: 

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