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Help provide practical support to the families of children and young adults with life shortening conditions

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life shortening conditions as well as support and friendship for the whole family.

Helen & Douglas House are looking for volunteers to provide practical support to our families in Reading by gardening on a fortnightly basis.

 

knowledge of gardening is desirable but not required, enthusiasm and a willingness to muck-in is essential.

You will be working alongside a team of fellow volunteers and all equipment and resources will be provided

Helen & Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life shortening conditions as well as support and friendship for the whole family.

Contact person firstname
Rachel McKendrick, Gardening Volunteer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01865 794749

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
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:
Self organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociableSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsidePhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Attend an Induction day in-house prior to starting and complete online training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Working as part of a team plus supervision meetings held regularly throughout the year for volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
volunteers are entitled to claim travel expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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
13 April 2017

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