Volunteer Allotment



Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom


Contract: Volunteer

Duration: June-October 2018

Part-Time: 3hours ½ (1pm-4.30pm) - ideally Tuesday

Location: Newcastle

Salary: Unpaid (we can contribute towards reasonable travel and lunch expenses)

Job Ref: VA-161

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as scores of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

The Allotment Volunteer will assist with our new allotment project in Newcastle upon Tyne, specifically the maintenance and development of the garden and the growing of produce. Volunteers will also help to support the attendees, welcoming them to the group and assisting with gardening activities.  

The group currently runs on Tuesdays from 1pm until 4:30pm between April and October. There may be some additional sessions on a more infrequent basis over the winter months.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tamara Jafta, Clinical Services Manager Newcastle.

How To Apply

To view the Role Description and Person Specification and how to apply, please visit https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/working-for-us/vacancies

Closing date: 24th June 2018 at midnight

Expected date of interviews: TBC

Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we may shortlist before the closing date. Please apply early to ensure your application will be reviewed.

Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer