FOBS Volunteers

Garden Volunteers

Covid-19 - update 26 August 2020

Some work is now possible under very strict rules.
Please do not come to the Gardens without checking first as only a very limited number of volunteers will be permitted to be on site at any one time.
email: fobsvolunteer@gmail.com for instructions.

Volunteering 2020
Thanks to the amazing co-operation of our wonderful volunteers a rota system has enabled the work to restart. In July 178 hours were logged for helping with garden maintenance and a further 250 hours on plant propagation and development of the South African bed. A total of 428 hours, which when added to the year so far is 1035 hours.
February 260
January 347

Volunteering 2019 In addition to Gardens maintenance, our volunteers have also worked hard to propagate and grow plants from seed for the special plant sales and for the Gardens. Volunteer hours for 2019 were a fantastic record-breaking total of 4448.
Many thanks for all your efforts.


FOBS Management

The committee rely on a group of volunteers to help the society run smoothly. Members help with activities such as: planning tours, organising the lecture programme, helping run the library, mailing out newsletters or learning how to be a Tour Guide.

Fundraising in support of the Gardens is also a major effort [see About FOBS for details].
New ideas are always welcome.

HELP WANTED
FOBS executive committee are seeking help from interested and talented FOBS members and volunteers.

Wanted someone to write articles about events in the Gardens and to liaise with the local newspapers to publicise FOBS activities

There are vacancies on the committee, an essential part of FOBS. No special skills required, just an interest in the Botanical Gardens and a willingness to help plan for the future. Elections are held at the AGM in November.

If you are interested and can help - please email chairfobs@gmail.com or speak to the Chair at any FOBS meeting.