Ardoch Garden Volunteer

  • VO90517


CHAS was very generously gifted the Ardoch estate by the Ardoch Foundation in January 2020. This includes an 18-bedroom meetings and events venue, its superb modern facilities and stunning grounds including 133 acres of land overlooking Loch Lomond.

Ardoch Loch Lomond will operate as a commercial hospitality venue, quite similar in many respects to how a hotel operates. The venue will be a “profit with purpose” business and will contribute funds back to CHAS.

Volunteer gardeners will help the Ardoch team with planting, clearing leaves, cutting grass and making the grounds a welcoming and relaxing environment for guests.

What activities will I be involved in?

Grass cutting
General gardening: weeding, clearing leaves, tidying
Assisting with planting, pruning etc
Assisting in the development of new areas of ground
Keeping paths and driveways tidy

How much time should I offer?

You can volunteer for half a day or one full day per week. This commitment is flexible and can be discussed with your supervisor.

Where is the opportunity based?

Ardoch Loch Lomond, near Gartocharn

What are the benefits to me?

Learning new skills whilst having fun
Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
Adding to your cv
Meeting new people
Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

By volunteering at Ardoch you are helping to provide a quality experience for guests at the venue. This will in turn help to raise more money to fund our vital services that support children and families at difficult times in their lives.

What else should I know?

CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.

We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. We can provide more information on if you are allowed to volunteer and what adjustments we can put in place to ensure your volunteering experience is a positive one. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or

Organisation aims and objectives

CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We offer care for the whole family in our two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. We are currently supporting over 300 families, as well as significant number of families who receive bereavement support. Our services are funded mainly through the generousity of our many supporters who help us to raise over £9million needed each year to provide these hospice services.


Experience required: An outgoing and friendly personality An enjoyment of gardening A flexible approach An ability to undertake physical work outdoors Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.
Training details: It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role. Your onsite supervisor will be Peter Cockill who is the manager based at Ardoch. You can expect to be working with other volunteers/staff or on your own. We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

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