Watch clients grow as well as the plants with this rewarding project!

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Launchpad Reading

Love the Outdoors and enjoy supporting others? This role maybe the one for you.

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Spring has arrived and Summer is on its way! Launchpad Reading are seeking 5 volunteers to join our clients with day to day gardening tasks.

As a Launchpad volunteer you will need to be able to work calmly with our clients and deal in a calm and professional manner with any difficult situations that arise, without panic or aggression.

Tasks will include:

  • Helping clients with garden tasks – tasks can vary from light to heavy work (weeding, laying sleepers, digging a pond ,etc…)
  • listening to clients and being supportive
  • assisting the Allotment and Healthy Living Coordinator with planning for the seasons
  • helping in the allotment and gardens around Reading and in various hostels.

Ideal candidates for this role will need to be enthusiastic and willing to have fun with those they are helping, be able to help with the full range of tasks from wedding to heavy manual labour and be a great team worker. Some basic horticultural knowledge is desirable but not essential.

Given the variability of British weather the ability to muck in come rain or shine is essential.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sharon
Lastname
Mullis
Contact person's position
Volunteering and Projects Team Leader
Their phone number?
01189 507 656
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicatorEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Plan, Safety Awareness & on the job training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Shadowing project leader, volunteering group meetings and regular newsletters
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Local travel and lunch
Will I need my own transportation?
Not specified
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
15 April 2016