Do you have a passion for gardening? Put it to good use!

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Thrive in RG7

Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture.

We need someone to keep the plant sales area attractive to maximise income from sales.

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Tasks include:

  • daily care of plants including watering, pruning, re-potting, weeding and cleaning.
  • maintaining the stock levels
  • creating plant displays

 

We are looking for someone:

  • with a passion for gardening,
  • some gardening experience
  • flexible and willing attitude
  • friendly, polite and reliable
  • team player
  • professional approach to work.

This role does not include supporting our clients.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Ann
Lastname
McLaughlin
Contact person's position
Office Manager
Their phone number?
0118 988 5688
Contact instructions?
During office hours
Location address line 1
Trunkwell Garden Project
Line 2
Beech Hill
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG7 2AT

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Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Time commitment is flexible, half to one day per week dependent on time of year
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloCreativeEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and Health and Safety training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Guidance on all tasks and regular volunteer meetings
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Following approval by Centre Manager
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
11 August 2016