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Share your skills and help others enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Ridgeline Trust in RG6

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 at ease by being friendly, relaxed and approachable
  • getting equipment out and tidying away afterwards
  • communicate well and report any concerns to staff.
Organisation
Contact person firstname
Pamela Johnson,
Lastname
Their phone number?
01189068781
Contact instructions?
Please email volunteering@ridgelinetrust.org.uk in the first instance.
Location address line 1
25 Whiteknights Road
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG6 7BY

Map
Location description
Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeKeen learnerSociablePatientSupportiveCreativeEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Horticultural Therapist will provide guidance
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
You will have regular contact with other volunteers and the Horticultural Therapist.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reimbursement of expenses by prior arrangement
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?
3
Opportunity added on
29 June 2017

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