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Volunteering at Dalston Curve Garden

Gardening at the Dalston Eastern Curve GardenMany thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Dalston Curve Garden.

Unfortunately we are no longer recruiting volunteers for 2022. 

If you would like to be put on a waiting list for volunteering starting in Spring 2023 please fill in the form below and we will be in touch with you in the new year

Details of how you may be able to get involved with volunteering here in 2023 can be found below.


Weekly gardening sessions for volunteers take place on Saturday afternoons, 2-5pm. 

Our gardening volunteering sessions are an opportunity to look after Dalston Curve Garden, enjoy being outside, meet a group of other volunteers and learn all about plants and gardening. You don’t need to have previous gardening experience, but we do ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of two gardening sessions per month. This means you get to learn about gardening and enjoy all the benefits of volunteering at the Curve Garden and we build a strong, knowledgeable team. Unfortunately if you cannot commit to this requirement, we are unable to offer a volunteering place. 

We have unprecedented demand for volunteering places so we give priority to Hackney residents or people who live on the boundaries of Hackney. For non-Hackney residents, we will offer a place once a space becomes free. In the meantime we recommend that you explore opportunities for volunteering in community gardens nearer to your home.

Community workshops and support 
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the year-round programme of creative workshops and community events at Dalston Curve Garden, including regular art-based holiday activities for children, cookery workshops, our annual Pumpkin Lantern Festival and our Festival of Light.


Volunteering at the Pumpkin Festival