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Volunteer: Saturday Gardener

Position Overview

The Port Phillip EcoCentre maintains several gardens around the EcoHouse for community building, educational, commercial and display purposes. EcoCentre Gardeners are responsible for maintaining the EcoCentre gardens by helping to keep them in working order and presentable to visitors. The position of EcoCentre Gardener is an unpaid volunteer role. Gardeners are expected to participate as regularly as possible for continuity in the garden.

General tasks:

  • Hand watering seedlings and container gardens
  • Turning compost
  • Managing the worm farms
  • Pruning and mulching (if trained by Garden Coordinator)
  • Propagating and seed saving
  • Planting and digging
  • Fertilising
  • Harvesting
  • Weeding
  • Sweeping and raking of paths and picking up rubbish
  • Light maintenance of the EcoCentre grounds where necessary
  • Landscaping

Read the full Position Description here.


All volunteers must have a valid Working With Children Check, and must attend a volunteer induction

Expected hours are 10am - 12pm on fortnightly Saturdays.

Garden volunteer

"I feel a sense of belonging to a community of like-minded people. I feel my contribution is valued and appreciated."

- Eileen, EcoCentre Garden Volunteer


Express your interest to

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.