Volunteer Gardener (Aberdeenshire)

  • VO86680


This role will require the volunteer to be enthusiastic about gardening and working with residents and staff in a creative manner. We would like to create a space for residents to enjoy and grow their own vegetables but also look at expanding the garden in more creative ways. Do you think you can help and give something back to the local community?
What will I be doing ?
To help plant and maintain the gardens, main tasks include:
• Planting, Pruning, Sowing Seeds, Weeding,
• Edging Borders, Digging, Ground Clearance, Grass Cutting,
How will I benefit from the role?

The Volunteer Gardener role offers:
• Opportunities to learn new gardening skills and gain more gardening experience.
• Creating a haven for residents that have learning disabilities.
• Opportunities to make new friends.
• Satisfaction of helping to maintain the gardens.
• Assisting staff and becoming part of care friendly team that help vulnerable people.

Organisation aims and objectives

Real Life Options was first established in 1992 to support and empower people with learning disabilities and autism to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, we have grown to become a national provider of social support and care while staying true to our core ethos. We support people across the UK to develop their independence and achieve their potential. We recognise that to be excellent in our field, we need to truly understand and champion the changing needs and aspirations of the people we support. Through partnerships with families, thought-leader organisations and professional services, we believe in constantly evolving and providing a person-centred approach at every step in an individual’s support journey.










Where and when will volunteering take place : This can be agreed with the service manager in terms of times and days. We aim to be as flexible as possible. Commitment required: For continuity and routine we look for at least 2 hours per week for the benefit of the services and the volunteer the opportunity to build and develop relationships within the company.


Experience required: Previous gardening experience or gardening knowledge. Enthusiasm to work in the gardens and work with people who have learning disabilities. Moderate level of fitness.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All volunteers will have all expenses remibursed and will received a warm welcome to all our roles
Training details: 'On the job' training Optional training courses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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