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Befriender Match – Photography & Gardening

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteer needed for ENRYCH Berkshire

Our volunteers support and enable people with a physical disability to take up, or return to, a hobby, interest, sporting activity or learning opportunity which they cannot do without some help or support. This support is mainly about giving confidence, understanding and emotional support to bring colour to our members’ lives.

We are looking for everyday folk who might have a few free hours each week to share an interest with someone with a disability. That hobby you’ve had for years might be just the thing that one of our Members is looking for. You never know – volunteering might actually add some unexpected colour to your life too!

This lady in her mid 50’s is looking for a person to do one of 2 activities with her.

1) She has a communal garden for the flat she lives in and would like to do some gardening in pots. Due to her physical disabilities, she needs help to do this physically but is also looking for someone who is knowledgeable about what plants would work and what wouldn’t so she can plant the right things and enjoy seeing things grow. Perhaps some herbs as well as flowers?

2) She would like to learn more about photography. She lives near the canal and wants to know how to take better photos of the water and wildlife. Could you share your love of photography with her?

If you have a good sense of humour and enjoy being outside taking photos or gardening then this is the volunteering opportunity you have been looking for!

Interested but want to know a little more about what being a volunteer is like? Read about Maria’s volunteering experience HERE

Take a look at our new Befriender Match page to see examples of people seeking befrienders now.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer Project Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9291675
Mobile?
07926 023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Thursdays

Location description
Central Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Manual handling and induction to Enrych
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Volunteer coordinator available Monday to Thursday
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses reimbursed by ENrych; any expenses incurred in the activities will be covered by the member
Will I need my own transportation?
No
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?
1

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