Volunteer Gardener - Homelife Ayr

  • VO91309


Quarriers Homelife Ayr support adults with learning difficulties to live in their own home. All Quarriers support is personalised, with individuals at the centre of all care planning. We provide the people we support with the confidence to achieve their goals by ensuring there is confidence in our staff.

Purpose Of The Role:
Do you have green fingers and love gardening! If yes, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to do something you enjoy. We are looking for someone to help with the general upkeep of garden areas. As well as supporting people using the service to get involved with you if they chose. Your support and generosity will make a huge difference to the lives of the people we support helping to improve their environment.

Main Tasks Include:

  • Basic garden tidy
  • Bedding new plants
  • Weeding
  • Assisting involvement with people we support who have an interest in gardening tasks

Selection Procedure:
Application form, meeting, references and disclosure.

Client Group:
Housing Support – adults who have physical disability, learning disability or mental health .

Organisation aims and objectives

Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.

Frequency and commitment details

To get the most out of the role it is hoped the volunteer can commit for at least 6 months. However, it is ultimately up to the volunteer for how long they would like to volunteer.


Experience required: * Enthusiasm and basic knowledge of gardening and an interest in making the outdoor space a pleasant area for the person we support to enjoy. * Supportive, patient, warm, approachable and willingness to build a good relationship with the person we support
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All agreed out of pocket expenses will be provided which includes travel.
Training details: All relevant training will be provided including a named person to provide support.

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