Assist our Horticultural Therapists!
Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for Thrive in RG7
We’re looking for client support volunteers to assist the client gardeners and horticultural therapists at our garden in Beech Hill near Reading.
Working directly with our clients, volunteers support our horticultural therapists in delivering a high level of service to client gardeners with a disability or ill health. Our client gardeners come to our gardening programmes with a range of disabilities and health conditions and the programmes they follow vary from general gardening to working towards horticultural qualifications.
The role involves:
- Working alongside client gardeners encouraging, talking, demonstrating, or guiding the individuals to a greater or lesser extent depending on their needs – sowing seeds, watering, planting out, weeding, digging, hoeing, mowing, pruning.
- Watching out for the Health and Safety of those you are working with.
- Helping to clear up after gardeners have left, briefing therapists on progress or any issues relating to the clients you have worked with.
Volunteers should be able to attend one day a week for a minimum of 6 months, 9.45am – 3.15pm.
Location address line 1
The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Any of these times
Additional timing details
9.45 - 3.15
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Likes team workGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveEnjoys working outsideLikes to get hands dirtyEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Induction and training in Safeguarding vulnerable adults, Health and Safety, Manual handling etc
Description of support
Volunteer team meetings, newsletters and support from staff and other volunteers
Description of expenses
For travel up to a maximum of £15 per day
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?