Volunteer Gardener

  • VO88015


Description

This role will require the volunteer to be enthusiastic about gardening and working with residents and staff in a creative and friendly 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

What training will I receive?
• ‘On the job’ training.
• Optional training courses.

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 a friendly care team that help vulnerable people.

What skills, experience or abilities do I need?
• Previous gardening experience or gardening knowledge.
• Enthusiasm to work in the gardens and work with people who have learning disabilities.
• Moderate level of fitness.

All volunteers will have their expenses reimbursed and will receive a warm welcome to our Services.

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.

Availability

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The role can be flexible to meet the needs of both the volunteer and the organisation, time commitment is approx 2 hours per week.

Restrictions

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.
Travel details: This roles takes place at 237 Glasgow Rd, Bonnybridge FK4 1QY.

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers will receive a standard mileage rate once they have uploaded their receipts to our internal system.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteer will receive a Service induction, online training through Ontrack and continued training and learning opportunities as appropriate.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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