Volunteer applications are now open.

We are a volunteer-led organisation with an amazing team of volunteers coming from a variety of backgrounds and ages across East and West Sussex. The strength of Living Vital comes from creating a space that allows our volunteers to share skills, knowledge and ideas along with experiencing connection, purpose and integration with all beings.

We have achieved a lot so far and this could not have been done without the hard work and support of our many volunteers. As the scope of our projects continue to shift and grow there continues to be many ways to support our work.

Our garden is open to anyone and everyone who wants to be stewards of the land, learn and share skills, take home some good food & be part of creating a supportive community…..a place people can come to relax and unwind from the daily/weekly grind and be surrounded by nature.

Find out how you can get involved below…

What will you be doing?

Activities are dependant on a variety of factors including, the weather, season and any ongoing larger projects but some of the things you might expect to be involved in are:

  • Food growing: seed sowing, planting out, tending to the garden.
  • Cooking: get involved with cooking lunch for the group – Saturday sessions only (using produce from the garden when it’s available).
  • Woodcraft & building: have the chance to use tools to make and create things for the garden.
  • Meditation & deep ecology: join in with beautiful and calming morning sessions to deepen their practice of nature connection and attunement to the Earth.

You don’t require any previous experience as our friendly and welcoming session leaders will always be on hand to give you explanations and guidance at all times.

When do sessions run?

General volunteering sessions run:

  • Every Thursday and,
  • Every other Saturday.

You’re welcome to come when you like, as often or as little as you like, and get involved with anything that takes your fancy on the day.

At every session you will have the choice to get involved in any of the activities above.

“I love learning more and more with such an inspiring team. It’s a project that creatively inspires and creates a place of sanctuary for both plants and people.” – Sophie

Final things to know

  • Please note that while we recognise the therapeutic benefits of working in nature, we do not offer any kind of direct therapeutic service to our volunteers or participants, but we will offer basic training as when it may be required working alongside our participants
  • Unfortunately, we do not have funding to cover transport costs currently
  • The garden can only currently be accessed by foot over uneven terrain from the car park/bus stop – it is unfortunately not yet suitable for those using mobility aids

We look forward to meeting you soon but if you do have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact at connect@livingvital.co.uk.