Volunteer Gardener

For the role of a care home gardener we are looking for someone to help to improve the living environment of our residents by maintaining the outside space and giving them an area to enjoy and relax in.

Main tasks:

• Trim hedges, ensure beds and pots are kept tidy, and other general garden maintenance

• Make the garden look nice by planting new flowers and plants as appropriate

• Work with the staff and residents to discover what kind of garden they would like

• Suggest and organise improvements to the garden if space and resources allow

• Help us ensure the garden is able to be used to its full potential

Skills

• A knowledge of basic gardening

• Reasonably fit

• Patient and caring nature

• Ability and willingness to work in a team

• Ability to communicate with those who have complex support needs

• Non-judgmental

• Additional skills such as general DIY or specific gardening skills would be useful

No experiences necessary, however, if you feel you have specific skill that would benefit the home then please discuss this with your team leader.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    All volunteers are fully inducted and guidance will be provided, along with regular ongoing supervision.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/09/2017

End Date: 05/09/2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Assistant Unit Manager on Duty and Activity Co-Ordinator Monday to Friday 10am till 12.00 / 14.00 till 16.00


Location

Malmesbury Lawn Care Home
Woolston Road,
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 4JY


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