We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.


Do you have an interest in Gardening and would like to support your local community by making the surrounding gardens of one of our Social Centres look the best?
We are looking for a volunteer who would be willing to do light gardening work within our grounds throughout the year (cutting shrubs, general tidy during the seasons).

If you would like to take up this opportunity or would just like more information please contact us, we are happy to chat with you about the way you can support your local community.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across England, Scotland and Wales so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation. Volunteers are vital to the work of Royal Voluntary Service. Without them Royal Voluntary Service simply wouldn't exist. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, men or women, young or older and we've got something for everyone, including specialist roles such as this. Anyone who volunteers for Royal Voluntary Service knows that they are joining a charity which people trust - our style is practical, positive, personal and professional. Royal Voluntary Service is committed to being an Investing in Volunteers organisation.










As this is a volunteer position, days and times are flexible.


Experience required: Interest in Gardening, reliable, good interpersonal skills, ability to work on own initative.
Travel details: Galashiels
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All out of pocket expenses including travel expenses of 45p per mile.

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