REAP is currently looking for 2 or 3 volunteers to help support upcoming gardening sessions at their Maryhill Therapeutic Garden in Elgin. Working alongside the REAP team, volunteers will help participants get involved in gardening activities, helping people to build their skills, confidence, and wellbeing.
Therapeutic gardening is the use of garden space to improve and build resilience in mental health; to increase physical activity; develop social skills and encourage a healthier diet. REAP’s aim is to help participants improve their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing through gardening and socialising in a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Sessions are returning soon on February 11th and will run on a weekly basis on Tuesday afternoons 2-5pm or Friday mornings 10-12:30pm. Volunteers can help people take part in various gardening activities such as sowing seeds, learning about composting and harvesting vegetables to take home. There’s also a chance to socialise during the tea breaks! Volunteers will also be supported in their development by being offered training relevant to the project.
If you are a friendly, patient person, able to engage with a wide variety of people, and can volunteer outside in a practical way, have an interest in gardening ( food growing or ornamental 😊 ), or even have skills that could help build a new garden bench!) please do get in touch with REAP, who will be very happy to tell you more about how to get involved.
Tel 01542 888070
This winter is going to be a very busy one for REAP's energy advisors.
They'll be visiting communities across Moray giving energy advice and helping people find practical ways to cope with the rising costs of energy.
Could you help this team?
A few volunteers are needed to provide a wee bit of practical logistical support to the Energy team during outreach events or workshops. An extra pair of hands, for example, to help up and set down a gazebo, distribute flyers, and perhaps most importantly, practically support the Energy adviser with any small operational tasks that will help the event run as smoothly as possible.
Times are flexible and you don't need to commit to every event... If you'd like to find out more, please just get in touch.