Volunteer Gardening Mentor

  • VO66107


Description

At Loretto Care, we look at the person, not the issue, focusing on individual strengths and abilities and supporting people to manage challenges they face. We encourage people to lead on the delivery of their care and achieve what they want to achieve in their life.

We deliver flexible, person-centred support to people with a wide range of abilities and needs. We work for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues, younger people and people who have experienced homelessness or addiction issues.

We work to promote a number of meaningful activities including gardening. You will work to improve the community garden and work with the Community Engagement and Activities Team to support and encourage the people we work for to get fully involved.

What you will be involved in

o Carry out practical gardening tasks such as planting, sowing seeds, ground clearance
o General gardening maintenance with the people we work for
o Gardening planning and growing vegetables with the people we work for
o Offering gardening support, advice and guidance to the people we work for
o Help people engage in larger gardening events in the garden
o Working outdoors
o Making a real difference to people’s lives
o Other work could be based on your interests, skills and abilities that we can agree with you.

Organisation aims and objectives

For more than 35 years, Loretto Care has been transforming the lives of the people we work for. We do this by putting a strong focus on flexible support tailored to meet individuals’ outcomes. Every aspect of our working practice is underpinned by compassion, care, respect and dignity. Our services operate 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. We work fora diverse range of people, including: • adults of all ages • individuals and families • people experiencing or at risk of homelessness • people with learning disabilities • people with addictions • people with mental ill health • older people

Restrictions

Experience required: What we are looking for in a volunteer o A desire to help Loretto Care enhance the lives of the people we work for o An interest in supporting people with differing and complex needs o An experienced gardener with an interest in sharing skills o Knowledge of growing vegetables would be advantageous o Experience of running gardening workshops would be advantageous o Moderate level of fitness.
Travel details: This opportunity will happen at Loretto Care's service at Inchyra Place, Grangemouth. There is ample free car parking near the service. The service is close to the local First Bus routes of the 3, 4, and 5 services. The nearest rail stations are Polmont, Falkirk Grahamston or Falkirk High and the service is a bus journey away from each of these stations.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago