Growing Together Volunteer (Jedburgh Grammar Campus)

  • VO89967


Description

Supporting positive relationships with pupils alongside developing a community garden - a climate responsive action and desire to bring generations together across the community. Activities will include establishing the growing area as a sustainable asset.

Role Description :To work with young people from the school in small groups or one-to-one basis if required.
Share interest, enthusiasm and learning around growing plants (both edible and attractive), supporting the development of the school garden project and re-wilding while building positive relationships with the children and young people involved. In time this may also lead to opportunities around recipes and cooking as well as reducing waste / zero waste ambition, supporting the town centre gardening volunteers with flowers grown, a small orchard, tree planting and tackling local food poverty as possible.

Meeting people and spending time with different age groups – sharing experiences and enjoying time together and learning with / from each other.

Some digital connections may be used initially, but this can be worked around.

A community volunteer is also being sought to support intergenerational work involving school pupils as part of a core development group.

Again, some digital connections may be used initially, but this can be worked around.

Note: Some other supporting volunteer roles may be available for the garden project generally – including tree planting, building raised beds for the polytunnel, advice and support to plan planting and practical elements of the project and supporting the care and maintenance of the garden over school holiday times.

Skills/Experience required:
Patience and a sense of fun.
Interest in engaging with younger people.
Desirable / Particularly useful – an interest or experience in gardening. Previous experience of a community garden.
Interest / previous experience connected to sustainable growing – “Plant to Plate”.
Interest / experience in cooking fresh ingredients.
Interest in all the above with commitment to reducing waste and negative impacts on the environment.
Previous experience in working with children and/or young people.
Ability to engage in tasks and activities relating to gardening in the polytunnel sited on campus grounds and other places as required according to Covid restrictions.
Training and support will be given around the intergenerational work.

Organisation aims and objectives

Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of Intergenerational work. Our vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. By Intergenerational work we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations work together on activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations. We have created a ‘Growing Together project at Jedburgh Grammar Campus, supporting young people in their learning environment and community.

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Our volunteers are asked to commit to at least two hours per week – currently this is variable but initially aiming to work towards Tuesdays – when it is possible to bring members of group together.

Restrictions

Travel details: Jedburgh Grammar Campus, Priors Road, Jedburgh. Scottish Borders.
Minimum age: 50

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses to be agreed in advance through intergenerational development officer.
Training details: Initially aim is to link over Tues lunch time period, but this will develop and adapt as time goes on. Some evening or weekend opportunities for events or specific activities may be planned from time to time.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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