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  • 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 ...

  • Can you spare a few hours a week to help maintain our outside spaces? 27 July 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workReading YMCARG30

    YMCA Reading are looking for a Gardener to help maintain our outside spaces. Ideally looking for someone who can commit to 4 hours per week. General grounds maintenance and some specific project work would be undertaken. Working on their own at times, and other times with young people from the YMCA and other volunteers/community groups.

  • Self-motivated and sociable handy-person needed 25 July 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workGreen Health ReadingRG2

    We are looking for a self-motivated and sociable handy-person to be in charge of the general upkeep of our allotment site. This essential role will include shed and tool maintenance which requires the ability to use basic tool for simple renovation tasks, such as putting up hooks,etc. Not only will you be furthering the practical aims ...

  • Use your gardening skills to make a difference to people’s lives 25 July 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workGreen Health ReadingRG2

    We are looking for a keen gardener with some experience of using basic horticultural skills to assist in our thriving city farm project close to central reading. Our volunteer would be responsible for supervising small groups of clients, maximum of 4, as they go about growing and maintaining flowers, vegetables and more! Please do get in contact ...

  • Share your skills and help others enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening 29 June 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workRidgeline TrustRG6

    This role involves supporting Ridgeline Trust service users to enjoy gardening by helping them to participate in a variety of gardening task within our beautify garden. The volunteer will be supported by our horticultural therapist. Tasks include: Supporting service users to learn key gardening skills (for example weeding, sowing, watering, planning and harvesting) helping service users to feel ...

  • Help provide our patients with a pleasant environment and enhanced wellbeing 22 June 2017
    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 ...

  • Green-fingered? Help support our garden tutors 13 June 2017
    Gardening / Outdoor workFood4Families

    Happy to work outside in all weathers getting hands dirty? Food4Families (f4f) 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 ...

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