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Help provide our patients with a pleasant environment and enhanced wellbeing

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in RG30

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 for health, welfare & safety of self and others – compliance with Health & Safety regulations
  • A good knowledge of gardening
  • A desire to help occupational therapy staff to utilise the garden therapeutically with patients, e.g. by establishing a sensory garden

The role includes:

  • Garden maintenance e.g. Digging ground over ready for planting, sowing seeds (flowers and vegetables)
  • Supporting therapy staff to develop their knowledge to provide gardening based interventions
  • Depending on person’s availability, there may be some direct patient contact
Contact person firstname
Emma Davies, Therapy Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 960 5168
Contact instructions?
Email or telephone
Location address line 1
Prospect Park Hospital
Line 2
Honey End Lane
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG30 4EJ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Expenses can be claimed but prior authorisation needs to be sought before any claim
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?
10
Opportunity added on
22 June 2017