|Organisation:||Tamar Grow Local CIC|
|Location:||Tamar Grow Local HQ, Unit 7-9 Pannier Market, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7AD|
There are many people in Plymouth who do not have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. We need drivers and deliverers to receive freshly grown produce from various sites in the city and Tamar Valley and deliver this produce to organisations e.g. Plymouth Foodbank and in some cases to the homes for families taking part in the project. We will also be working with partners to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables in some of Plymouth's outlying neighbourhoods. In some cases, a vehicle can be provided, but access to a personal vehicle would be preferable. Training for the volunteer mentors will be provided as required and expenses reimbursed in full.
Tamar Grow Local (TGL) is a 'not for profit' Community Interest Company (CIC) set up on co-operative principles for the benefit of the community.
This structure allows trading and has the ability to create a number of more specialist co-operative ventures under its umbrella to meet demand. The area covered is the Tamar Valley, which includes the market towns of Tavistock, Launceston, Callington and Saltash.
Our activities focus on three main areas:
- Community - Providing opportunities and support for local people to grow their own food including allotments, growing plots and orchards.
- Education - Raising awareness of the benefits of local produce and the unique market gardening history of this area.
- Commercial - Working with commercial growers and supply chains to increase the availability & consumption of local food and produce.
We are an umbrella organisation which supports various community and commercial projects and enterprises including:
Allotments, Orchards, Apiaries, Livestock Co-operatives, CSA's, Community growing projects.
We are also home to a number of other projects which in turn support these community groups and other food producing businesses, including:
Local markets, Food hubs, an equipment bank, and SailTrade - a project exploring low carbon distribution and transport using the Tamar River.
We work with other local organisations and businesses to achieve this as well as developing our own projects for sustainable production.
Full driving licence. You will be volunteering across the city, and depending on where food will be delivered e.g. door to door, there may be a requirement for a DBS check.