Volunteers clearing undergrowth on the estate



Cambo Institute provides a variety of volunteering opportunities for the community whether they be therapeutic, work-related or simply pleasurable and also provides for an extremely wide range of skills – from brick-laying to archiving!

The weekly Cambo Green Team creates an opportunity for members of the public to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of environmental volunteering in the community woodlands on Cambo Estate;

Children from Waid Academy work in the woodlands once a week as part of Skills for Work;

Horticulture students and volunteers from throughout the world gain knowledge and experience by working in the gardens.

Conservation Weekends for Groups

These are organised by Andy Ross of New Caledonian Woodlands and are usually at weekends in autumn or spring.
Contact 01764 655 644 or visit
www.newcaldedonianwoodlands.org for further information.

RHS students / Botanic Garden students

Many volunteer and gain practical experience and training from our team of trained gardeners to help them in their careers.

Volunteer organisations

Cambo welcomes volunteers from both these organisations.
Volunteers work in exchange for accommodation and keep.

Working Gardening Holidays at Cambo

Mid-week gardening holidays
Self-catering accommodation at Cambo for enthusiastic gardeners

Based on two people sharing, we provide self-catering accommodation at a cost of £10.00 per person per night for four nights (Monday to Friday) in return for each person working for four hours in the garden on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Single people are also welcome, but are asked to pay £22.50 per night.
All breaks are based on arrival after 4 on a Monday and departure before 10 on the Friday morning.
These breaks are allocated on a first come/first served basis and property availability.

Hours are 8.15am to 12.30 pm with 15 min break with gardeners at 10.00 am. Gloves and tools provided. Tea /coffee and soup provided.

Volunteer by the day or part of a day in the garden or woodlands? (Weekdays)
Work alongside the gardeners weeding, planting, potting up, pricking out seedlings etc.
Or work in the woodlands with Sandy.

Start work at 10.15 am or 1.15 pm. Gloves and tools provided. Tea /coffee and soup provided.

Join Cambo Green Team to improve both your health and the environment at the same time?
You will be guided through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors – improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefitting your local green spaces. Every Wednesday at Cambo 10.30 – 1.30
Tea /coffee and soup provided.

Cambo Green Team