Volunteer vetting & training

We take our role in the selection of our adult volunteers very seriously. It is important that we find the right people with the right skills and with a passion for helping young people.

Typically, our garden volunteers already have a keen interest – and often qualifications – in gardening and horticulture. Many have worked professionally or voluntarily with young people, and all share a passion for wanting to make a difference to young lives.

  • All our volunteers are interviewed in person
  • We ask all new volunteers to submit two referees and these are requested and approved by Green Hub before appointment
  • All our volunteers are subject to the minimum Basic DBS check
  • Where a volunteer is likely to come into contact with Teens, they are subject to the Enhanced DBS check
  • All volunteers who come into contact with Teens are asked to complete an up-to-date Safeguarding for Children Certificate within 30 days of joining Green Hub – the required pass mark is 90%
  • All volunteers who work with Teens undertake Basic First Aid training at the earliest opportunity after their appointment (usually within 3-6 months)
  • DBS, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates must be renewed after 36 months
  • All volunteers are required to sign our Volunteer Commitment, a code of conduct which confirms they agree to be true to the Green Hub vision and values and that they have read and are familiar with our key policies:
    • Safeguarding
    • Health & Safety
    • Equal Opportunity & Diversity

Safeguarding Teens

Our Safeguarding Policy is available to view here>>

Privacy and GDPR

Our data management systems and processes are fully compliant with our Privacy Policy and with current UK GDPR regulations.

Our Privacy Policy is available to view here>>