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Seeking Hospital Therapy Gardener to join the team at Prospect Park Hospital

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

Volunteer Hospital Therapy Gardener at Prospect Park Hospital

Prospect Park Hospital provide in-patient rehabilitation healthcare and rehabilitative care. With volunteer help we hope to be able to provide a pleasant environment to be enjoyed by our patients, service users and staff alike.

Having a beautiful garden really can work wonders for mind, body and soul.

This role involves:

  • Establish a therapy/sensory garden
  • Garden maintenance e.g. Digging ground over/preparing it ready for planting, sewing seeds (flowers and vegetables)
  • Weed management, planting – everyday gardening activity
  • Helping therapy staff develop their knowledge to provide gardening based interventions for patients
  • Depending on your choice, there may be some direct patient contact

We require volunteers, working in pairs for a few hours morning or afternoon, any weekday

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

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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
Additional timing details
We require volunteers, working in pairs for a few hours morning or afternoon, any weekday
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?
1
Opportunity added on
18 February 2019