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Support our horticultural therapists in delivering our gardening programmes

Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Thrive in RG7

Enjoying the gardenWe are looking for volunteers to support our horticultural therapists in delivering our gardening programmes to people with a range of disabilities or ill health.

  • To develop social interaction with our client gardeners and to encourage them to work with and talk with others
  • Demonstrating or guiding with tasks such as sowing seeds, watering, mowing, pruning, etc.
  • Supervise, with others, the client gardener group over lunch breaks and occasionally when the therapists are engaged in assessing and related paperwork
  • Watching out for the health and safety of those you are working with

We hold monthly taster sessions for potential volunteers to come along and find out more.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Anne McLaughlin, Office Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 988 5688
Contact instructions?
During office hours (9am ~ 5pm)
Location address line 1
The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Line 2
Beech Hill
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG7 2AT

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
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 PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
One day a week from 10am~3pm
Task type?
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Full induction and health and safety training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Team meeting and debriefing sessions
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
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?
5
Opportunity added on
19 October 2017

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