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  • Can you help keep our gardens in good shape? 6 July 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workDingley’s PromiseRG1

    We are looking for a volunteer to help maintain and develop our garden. Garden maintenance includes: weeding hedge cutting raking dead heading path maintenance clearing overgrown areas You will not be expected to prune unless specifically asked to do so. Trowel, fork and gloves are provided (or you can bring your own if you prefer).

  • Interested in growing fruit and vegetables from seed? 8 June 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workFood4FamiliesRG2

    Food4Families (F4F) is a community food growing project that has created a network of food growing gardens across Reading where residents can learn how to grow their own food together. These gardens are on allotment sites, school playing fields and communal land. Each garden has its own dedicated tutor and the project provides seeds, tools and other ...

  • Enthusiastic Gardeners Needed 8 June 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workFood4FamiliesRG2

    Whitley GrowAllot is a community allotment that has 3 sessions during the week that are supported by a paid Food4families tutor. We are looking for volunteers to work along side the tutor supporting local residents (adults & children) during those sessions and also to help with the general maintenance of the site. The main aim of the ...

  • Help provide our patients with a pleasant environment and enhanced wellbeing 8 May 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workBerkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustRG30

    Prospect Park Hospital provides healthcare needs for mental health patients, rehabilitation and learning disability services. With your help we hope to provide a pleasant environment to be enjoyed and a sense of wellbeing through offering our patients and service users an opportunity to get involved, with your support. For this role you will need: To have responsibility ...

  • Help us keep our outdoor green and social space in good order 4 May 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workSupport URG1

    Support U are looking for volunteers who can help us to maintain our green space and outside area hidden behind our building in the heart of Reading town centre. The space is a fantastic resource for our service users throughout the year, but especially during the summer months, for everything from a quiet retreat to the scene of our ...

  • Share your love and knowledge of gardening while giving back to the local community 19 April 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workCreative SupportRG1

    We are seeking volunteer Gardening Assistants as part of our supported living scheme for service users with mental health needs. The service has a fantastic outdoor space where we run a gardening group, currently attended by up to 10 people a week. The group is a valuable opportunity for our service users to learn a ...

  • Are you a keen gardener? 16 January 2018
    Gardening / Outdoor workUfton Court Educational TrustRG7

    We need of keen gardeners to join our small team of volunteers. You will be called upon to help maintain our large site, which is used by over 10,000 children and hosts over 100 weddings a year. Uniform is provided.

  • Support our horticultural therapists in delivering our gardening programmes 19 October 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workThriveRG7

    We are looking for volunteers to support our horticultural therapists in delivering our gardening programmes to people with a range of disabilities or ill health. To develop social interaction with our client gardeners and to encourage them to work with and talk with others Demonstrating or guiding with tasks such as sowing seeds, watering, mowing, pruning, etc. Supervise, ...

  • Help older people keep on-top of their garden 12 October 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workAge UK Reading

    Could you give one day a fortnight to help us provide a gardening service for older people in Reading? Many people find as they get older, gardens they once lovingly cared for become too much to maintain. But finding regular help with mowing and weeding can be harder than you’d think! There is a great need locally ...

  • Helpers needed for our Gardening Group 5 October 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workAlzheimer’s Society

    We are seeking volunteers to support our Gardening for the Brian group, playing a vital role in enabling people with dementia to access a valuable service and take advantage of an opportunity for socialising and getting out and about. The group meet once a month on a Wednesday for some light gardening (weather permitting) and nature-related ...

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