PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub - Walled Garden

Charity registered in Scotland SC005561

The Walled Garden is part PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub. Our service provides meaningful activities for clients experiencing a range of mental health issues and going through a recovery process within a work based environment. These activities include our Café, Garden, Creative Arts and Healthy life styles. Volunteers are an essential support for all these activities, helping clients in developing their skills and self-confidence by sharing their skills and experience.


Current opportunities

We offer gardening activities to support our clients journey of recovery. With support from our paid staff and volunteers they help to develop and maintain our gardens. Along with tending borders and plant cultivation we grow vegetables, soft fruit, apples and pears to be used for our café menu and for sale. Whereevre you gardening interests lie you may find an opportunity to broaden your skills and contribute to our development

As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Our walking group encourage clients to improve confidence and self-esteem, becoming more socially connected and enhancing their journey of recovery. As a volunteer walk leader you will be knowledgeable about the benefits of walking and enjoy motivating people of all backgrounds, while being part of a team developing good relationships with our clients and contributing to their health and wellbeing, supporting them to improve their quality of life. You will identify, develop and risk assess walks in and around Perth & Kinross, supervise clients participating and encourage others to take part.

We have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to join our dynamic cafe team. Supervised by our chef, volunteers have the opportunity to: - be responsible for preparation and serving food and drinks to customers - assisting in general cleaning duties - help ensure high levels of customer service and hygiene are maintained - undertake appropriate training as agreed with the Chef - work within our small team of volunteers and clients - be involved in cash handling and simple record keeping -support clients to undertake the above tasks Depending on level of skills and experience may be asked to cover in the absence of the chef. The cafe currently holds the Healthy Living Award and has an extensive menu of healthy lunch options along with homemade cakes, breads and desserts.