Address: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland   Phone: +353 61 921866   Email:


Why become a volunteer?

We welcome volunteers from all over the world who have an interest in organic horticulture. As a volunteer you need to have a willingness to learn from our staff and plenty of energy to work as part of our team. You will gain experience in a varied Organic horticultural environment from vegetable and seed cultivation to Orchard maintenance and propagation. Most importantly, you will be helping us in our work promoting the use of our plant genetic resources.

Volunteer session

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm Tuesdays 2pm-4pm from March to October but please contact us before you come along because sometimes we are unable to host volunteers due to weather or our work load.
Volunteer projects can include:

  • flower planting
  • seedsowing
  • garden preparation
  • weeding
  • mulching
  • planting
  • polytunnel work when it's raining
  • seed harvesting later in the year
  • Occasional office work
  • Helping on our Open Days

Please fill out the form below and we can send you more information.

Work Placement

Work placement students are also very welcome here at Irish Seed Savers. If you are looking for work placement as part of your course at any institution nationally or internationally please contact us.

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How to become a volunteer?

Please fill in our online enquiry form or contact us directly by phone or email.

Enquiry Form

Our Volunteers in Scarriff!
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Opening Times
Tues - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sat 12pm - 4.30pm
Closed Sun - Mon
Entrance to Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands is free to children & subscribers.

Irish Seed Savers CLG - Registered Charity Number 20045029, CHY 13989
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This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.

We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.

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