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Helpers needed for our Gardening Group

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Alzheimer’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 arts, crafts and activities. We require some general assistance from a willing volunteer, duties will range from making tea and coffee to supporting people living with dementia to participate in gardening, arts and crafts.

The role will suit you particularly if you enjoy nature and the outdoors, are patient, enjoy socialising and have a few hours to spare each month.

A small team volunteer at the Gardening for the Brain group. They have fun and at the same time make an enormous difference to peoples’ lives.

 

Contact person firstname
Jane Penton, Volunteering Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01296 331 722
Mobile?
07540 921 221

Map
Location description
Ufton Nervet
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Wed PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
1.00pm to 3.30pm once a month
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveEnjoys working outsideHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Full induction, on the job and manual handling
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Dedicated role manager, individual and group support sessions
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Agreed out of pocket expenses are reimbusrsed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
17
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
5 October 2017

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