Gardening Support Volunteer

  • VO58486


Description

Looking to volunteer in a therapeutic garden? For this rewarding role we need friendly and patient people to assist with the delivery of gardening sessions at Dalkeith Country Park Community Garden.

We need individuals who are interested in working with young people who have a diverse range of needs. Volunteers will help deliver activities, provide instruction and guidance to other volunteers who may have mental health issues and or learning disabilities. This role is varied and will involve supporting others to feel comfortable and get involved in gardening. All tasks will be explained in advance and with reference to health and safety. Activities may include food growing, wildlife gardening, wood working, assisting with workshops and garden planning. Key to the project is the enjoyment of volunteers who attend our group. This therapeutic session is a safe zone where the volunteers you support can learn new gardening skills, develop their ability to mix socially/work in a team and enhance their employability prospects.

Availability

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Thursdays 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Restrictions

PVG (protecting vulnerable groups) membership essential.
Experience required: Experience of working in a supportive or caring role and/or knowledge and experience of gardening is required. This opportunity would suit a retired individual who would like to share their experience and expertise.
Travel details: The opportunity takes place in the Community Garden which is immediately to the right after entering Dalkeith Country Park. The garden is fenced off from the park and there is an arch at the entrance point.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid monthly.
Training details: There will be an induction at the start of the opportunity when all aspects of the work will be discussed including safety procedures. Training will be given throughout all activities and there maybe opportunity to attend training provided by Volunteer Midlothian.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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