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Playcentre Gardener


Mornington Playcentre







The Mornington Playcentre is a parent-led community. It is the heart of early childhood play and learning for children from birth to six years. While their volunteers are cherished for their varied contributions, they understand that not everyone may want to engage directly with the children. This is why the role of volunteer Gardener can be tailored to your comfort level. If your passion is purely for the soil and seeds, then your dedication to maintaining the gardens is a gift in itself.

As a Playcentre Gardener you will be:

  • Revitalising and upkeeping the Playcentre's existing garden spaces
  • Performing basic gardening activities such as weeding, planting and pruning
    (You don’t have to be an expert gardener, just someone who loves gardening)
  • Gardening during hours that suit your schedule
  • Having a chance to contribute to the community in a meaningful and tranquil way
  • Helping to keep the warm, friendly, vibrant Playcentre and its 2 large outdoor play spaces looking great

Optional Child Engagement:

  • While there's no requirement to interact with children, there is an opportunity for those who wish to share their gardening passion
  • When interacting with children it’s completely your choice whether you engage in this aspect of the role
  • Direct involvement with the children during Playcentre hours requires a police check
    (to ensure a safe and secure environment for little ones)

What's in it for Volunteers?

  • The knowledge that your help with their garden is valued, as it enhances the beauty of the Children's learning environment
  • You will be helping them to achieve their primary goal to help their gardens thrive

If you are ready to help their gardens grow, and possibly sow seeds of knowledge about nature’s wonders in young minds, they would love to hear from you!


  • Passion for soil and seeds (love of gardening)
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Potentially able to share your knowledge with children (optional)
  • Physically able to move around the grounds (some uneven surfaces)
  • A police check (working near children)

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • Flexible volunteering hours that fit your schedule

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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