Volunteer Gardener

  • VO78389


Description

Jean Mackie Centre offers both overnight respite and day support to older people. People who attend look for the opportunity to become involved in meaningful, enjoyable activities which provide an opportunity to improve physical health and stimulation. The Centre is looking for two or three individuals who enjoy being with people, would enjoy the opportunity to become part of a gardening project, and could offer encouragement and support to those people attending the centre and who would enjoy and benefit from taking part in the project.

Working alongside individuals who attend the centre, this is an opportunity to develop and maintain a low maintenance garden, including sitting areas, safe walking areas, development of "sensory garden", growing vegetables, seasonal themes, and any other ideas you may have as agreed with those individuals who are interested in taking this forward. This opportunity will continue throughout the year, including outdoors work (weather permitting), and/or planting/growing pots indoors. Individuals who attend Jean Mackie Centre are keen to have a gardening project in which they can involve themselves, so if you are someone who enjoys not only gardening, but also the company of others, assisting them to fulfill their creative needs, please get in touch.

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setting the project up mar initially take more time than the ongoing maintenance. However, a maximum of an hour over a period of 2-3 days would ensure inclusion of all those interested.

Restrictions

All volunteers would undertake a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check prior to commencing.
Experience required: Ability to perform physical work to develop and maintain the garden Ability to work alongside others Ability to facilitate the garden project and to listen to and respect the ideas of others within the group Ability to communicate with other people in the group and with staff at the centre.
Travel details: 1 Kilmartin Way, Dunfermline, KY12 0BQ. This is just around the corner from Queen Margaret Hospital and is served by a frequent bus service. The Dunfermline Queen Margaret railway station is also within walking distance.

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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