Gardening Assistant

Volunteer Position

Work Type/s: Volunteer, Casual 
Classification/s: Gardening, Maintenance
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) 
Location: Redfern, Sydney
Hours: Casual 2-4 hours per day 
Days: Tuesday-Saturday
Report to: Head of Gardening & Gardening Coordinator


About the role

Are you a keen gardener with a love for rooftop gardens, planter boxes and pot plants? 

107 Projects is looking for a casual volunteer Gardening Assistant who can help with the upkeep of our existing permaculture rooftop garden. Located in the heart of Redfern and above 107 Projects bustling creative hub sits a rooftop oasis that requires ongoing care from a passionate gardener with basic green thumb experience. The rooftop garden is a safe green space accessible to all community members, the right person will continue connecting the garden to its community by encouraging others to enjoy the space, having social chats, and providing gardening tips where possible.  

The Gardening Assistant will be on hand to help with growing and cultivating various plant varieties, herbs and a thriving fishpond. This role reports to the Head of Gardening and Gardening Coordinator. 


Experience & Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain the permaculture garden 
  • Introducing new plant varieties
  • Responsible for cutting, pruning, potting and watering 
  • Responsible for feeding fish and maintaining the aquaponic system / fishpond
  • Safe treatment and oiling of rooftop decks / seating
  • Liaise with new casual volunteers
  • Maintain pot plants throughout the building
  • Maintain planter boxes at street front


Essential Criteria

  • Experience in gardening and maintenance 
  • Experience in sustainable practices and compost


Required Skills/Traits

  • Great social skills
  • Can work independently and collaboratively 


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in landscaping
  • Knowledge in aquaponics, permaculture, and horticulture
  • Knowledgeable in non-toxic chemicals and ecosystems



As a volunteer position, the volunteer agrees to perform tasks of their own free will, no remuneration is to be given. From time to time there may be access to free tickets, opportunities and invitations to participate in programs and events.


About 107 Projects

107 Projects is a creative community organisation advancing culture in Sydney. 107 Projects promotes, plans, presents and produces arts and cultural community development initiatives. We connect the arts, education and business to make social change and encourage people to live creatively. Our services include operating two facilities in Redfern and Green Square, public art activations, placemaking and creative projects.

At the heart of 107 Projects is a diverse range of staff and volunteers from various backgrounds and experience helping deliver creative programs, maintain building essentials and administration. Volunteers are fundamental to 107 Projects’ ongoing commitment to community engagement and future growth. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new volunteer member, your contribution is vital and highly valued.  


***Important Info***

For more details on this and other volunteer positions, 107 Projects invites you to an information session, which is held once a month. Please note: if your application has been successful attending an information session is mandatory and will be a part of your induction. For more info, dates and to attend go to Eventbrite!.


How to apply 

If you want to care for a permaculture garden and have fun doing it, apply here.