Gardner

  • VO78301
  • Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering


Description

Do you have some spare time? Due to Adult Carers time being taken up with their Caring role they find that keeping up with tidying up the garden can sometimes be difficult to get around to. Our Carers would appreciate some help with small gardening tasks, tidying up the garden and that sort of thing.

A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of time looking after or supporting a member of their family who has a disability, illness, drug/alcohol or mental health problem. Caring may include practical things like cooking and cleaning, helping out with younger brothers and sisters, listening and reassuring the person when they worry, paying bills, giving medication, helping with dressing and washing and keeping them company.

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.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Interest in gardening and able to get on with tasks independently. Enthusiastic, motivated, time flexible when they can, commitment to increase their own knowledge and experience. We have a few events throughout the year which volunteers are always welcome to help out with. Whether it’s meet and greet and help with setting up teas and coffees and anything else that might need to be done.
Travel details: Use of own car or public transport.
Minimum age: 12

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 40p mileage expenses paid back If a volunteer goes out for lunch with a carer then they will get their expenses back If a volunteer pays for public transport they will get their expenses back If a volunteer spends any money while out with a volunteer then they will get their money back, whether it is cinema, theatre or a club of some kind, art club, singing club etc
Taster available: Yes

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