Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Nancy Sampson Apr 14. 1 Reply

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

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Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

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Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

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We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Opportunities for trainee community organisers


Are you able to get on well with people, put them at their ease, really listen to their views about their community and then help them build local networks and action groups?  

If your answer to our question is yes you may be interested in becoming a Community Organiser (CO) and joining the national network of COs.  

ViSTA, in partnership with the national charity, Locality, is recruiting up to 5 Community Organisers who will work in local communities of Somerset.  The posts will be for a fixed term contract of 51 weeks.    Somerset’s Community Organisers will take part in an exciting experiential learning programme to develop skills and experience in Community Organising.  Successful candidates will be required to attend a residential training programme (all expenses paid). 

The application process will be conducted in two parts and shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Day in London on the 4th February 2013 (all expenses covered).   Those candidates that complete the Assessment successfully will be invited to an interview with ViSTA in our Langport offices. 

The 5 successful candidates will attend a 3 day residential training programme on the 19th – 22nd March 2013 and then continue their studies alongside their work using an online and tutorial based programme to complete the Community Organising qualification.

The Employment Contract:  51 week fixed term contract commencing end of March 2013

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Hours: 30-35 hours per week

Locations:   Frome or Langport offices or home based. 

Travel and out of pocket expenses and training fees are fully funded

Information Session for prospective candidates:  5.30 – 7.00pm 11th January 2013 at our Langport office.   To book your place please email:

Closing Date for Applications:   21st January 2013  

Assessment will be held on:   4th February 2013 in London

Interviews will be held on the 11th and 12th of February at ViSTA’s office in Langport  

Download the full application pack from www. or call us:  0845 358 0372    Registered charity no: 1119172

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