Community Garden Volunteer

Trust Links

Love gardening? This is a chance to help others share your passion whilst improving their mental health.

Published On: 03/05/2023
About this opportunity from Trust Links

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate gardening sessions while empowering our members as they help to shape and grow produce and plants, in the community garden. A willingness to learn, or knowledge of horticulture skills, is needed.

  • To provide support and direction to members as required, feeding back to staff relevant information relating to issues, concerns and successes with members
  • To volunteer closely with and report to the Growing Together Team on allocated days
  • To provide horticultural input to members
  • To support members in horticultural activities
  • To provide horticultural knowledge as required
  • To take part in appropriate training and development activities
  • To participate in volunteer meetings
  • To notify the team if you are unable to attend your regular session
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are adhered to in line with Trust Links Health and Safety policy
  • Ensure Safeguarding requirements are met in line with Trust Links Safeguarding policy and escalate concerns about the wellbeing of service users to appropriate staff members
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Raise any issues affecting members with appropriate staff member
  • Feedback to staff relevant information relating to members’ progress and independence
Activity Types

Gardening | Practical Skills | Supporting charities | Supporting people and befriending

Interests

Environment | Mental Health | Wildlife and Animals

Commitment

During office hours. We have a number of different gardens around Essex. Westcliff: Monday through to Thursday Shoeburyness: Tuesday, Thursday Thundersley/Rochford/Cressing: Friday Shift pattern is either: 9AM-1PM 1PM-4PM Or 9AM -3PM full day.

Find out more

For more information about Trust Links and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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