GET INVOLVED

We love having people in the garden and have many different ways that you can get involved, whether it be volunteering, doing an internship, visiting the garden, eating at the cafe, hiring out the space for your own party or coming to one of our events.

Contact generate@globalgeneration.org.uk for more information on how to get involved.

 
“Volunteering and getting to know the skip garden better has been a fantastic experience! The place is wonderful, the garden, the yurt, the staff are beyond brilliant. Such an inspirational project, it is a great way of beating the blues, especially in winter. I have found it so therapeutical. Love it!" - Twilight Gardener

“Volunteering and getting to know the skip garden better has been a fantastic experience! The place is wonderful, the garden, the yurt, the staff are beyond brilliant. Such an inspirational project, it is a great way of beating the blues, especially in winter. I have found it so therapeutical. Love it!" - Twilight Gardener

Volunteering

We call the Skip Garden the garden of a thousand hands because it was created, grows and gets nourished with the help of countless volunteers.  Our experienced gardeners, chefs and carpenters enjoy sharing their knowledge and will always ensure that volunteers learn something new in return for their hard work.  From Tuesdays to Fridays we offer volunteering opportunities in the garden and kitchen or you can come on a Wednesday evening to our Twilight Gardening sessions.

"Someone once wrote to me and explained that 'sometimes a fruit releases a seed with genes written to be a tree' and I feel like being a part of Global Generation has given me an opportunity to be one of the thousand-or-so hands that nurtures the potential tree inside our visitors, our volunteers, our young people, our staff and our business associates." - Ciara, intern

"Someone once wrote to me and explained that 'sometimes a fruit releases a seed with genes written to be a tree' and I feel like being a part of Global Generation has given me an opportunity to be one of the thousand-or-so hands that nurtures the potential tree inside our visitors, our volunteers, our young people, our staff and our business associates." - Ciara, intern

Jobs and Internships

We are a small team but do have job opportunities from time to time and regularly have internship opportunities. As an intern you will get a chance to learn through doing and we will help you reflect on your learning as well as provide networking opportunities.  We provide internships around horticulture and growing in urban spaces;  with the chefs in the kitchen to help cook and run our vegetarian cafe and events;  with the youth team to work alongside young people; as well as opportunities to work with the office team to gain experience of running a charity.  

"I had a wonderful time. The team of people with us on the day was wonderful, they were really keen to help us have a good time, were warm and welcoming. The set up for the meal was fab, a lovely squeeze in the polytunnel and then cosy and warm in the yurt for desert. The food was just great - everyone enjoyed the meal so much." - Rupesh, dinner guest

"I had a wonderful time. The team of people with us on the day was wonderful, they were really keen to help us have a good time, were warm and welcoming. The set up for the meal was fab, a lovely squeeze in the polytunnel and then cosy and warm in the yurt for desert. The food was just great - everyone enjoyed the meal so much." - Rupesh, dinner guest

What's on

We put on pop up dinners, family days and workshops in gardening, cooking and carpentry.  We are also doing tours as part of London Festival of Architecture and Open Squares weekend.  Have a look here to see what's on. Alternatively you can always pop by the garden to say hello and to eat at our lovely cafe, open Tuesday to Saturday.  The Skip Garden is also available to hire for your events.  More info about the garden and Kitchen and venue hire here.

"One of the key memories I will take from today is around being myself, recognising what my values and beliefs are, and respecting other people as individuals. Listening truly is a skill that we can all develop more and something that personally I’m working towards developing. Thank you for a fun, creative and inclusive day!” - Business participant

"One of the key memories I will take from today is around being myself, recognising what my values and beliefs are, and respecting other people as individuals. Listening truly is a skill that we can all develop more and something that personally I’m working towards developing. Thank you for a fun, creative and inclusive day!” - Business participant

Get involved as a business

There are lots of ways for businesses to get involved.  We offer corporate trainings, workshops and away days; volunteering for employees; ways for businesses to get involved in Urban Beekeeping through becoming a member of the Honey Club; help you create and maintain creative growing spaces on your premises; and organise retreats at our campsite on Pertwood Organic Farm.  See more about how you can get involved as a business.

"Being involved with Global Generation has made me think more about who I am as a person and what I am able to do. I have realised that I am capable of a lot more than I am doing now, I have lot of potential and strength but I still have to learn a lot. ." – Ghelbi, 15 years

"Being involved with Global Generation has made me think more about who I am as a person and what I am able to do. I have realised that I am capable of a lot more than I am doing now, I have lot of potential and strength but I still have to learn a lot. ." – Ghelbi, 15 years

Get involved as a young person or a school

We organise visits and workshops for school groups in the garden throughout the week.  We also run various youth programmes during out of school hours for 8 - 19 year olds, such as a Youth Leadership Programme, a Junior Chef Club, a Friday Night Out Project and Summer Schools to explore the Story of the Universe.  See more about how you can get involved as a young person or a school.

Donate

If you’d like to make a donation to Global Generation either email us on generate@globalgeneration.org.uk or visit our LocalGiving page. 

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