Description

We need green fingered volunteers with to work their magic at the Linburn Centre! By donating your time, knowledge and skills you’ll help maintain and develop our stunning gardens where our veterans can enjoy tranquillity, natural beauty and abundant sensory stimulation. This rewarding role will involve plenty of hands-on gardening, redevelopment and ground preparation. Moreover, we want you to have your say; you’ll be included in garden design and layout, and the planning of plants and shrubs.
As a volunteer, you will meet inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is to see a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. Scottish War Blinded supports service veterans with vision impairment to maintain and increase their independence and improve their quality of life.

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Restrictions

Experience required: 1. A good understanding of plants and of garden maintenance, or a demonstrable willingness to learn 2. An ability to carry out physical tasks in the garden areas. 3. A commitment to demonstrating Scottish War Blinded values of being approachable, forward thinking, professional, positive, empowering and sector leading.
Travel details: The Linburn Centre, Louis Braille Avenue, Wilkieston, West Lothian, EH27 8EJ
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses such as travel fares are available subject to prior agreement with manager.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We can arrange a visit and chat with staff for volunteers who meet the essential requirements.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 7 days ago