Garden Support Chorley Adult Disability Day Services
Do you love gardening and have 3 hours a week free to volunteer?
Chorley Adult Disability Day Services are seeking enthusiastic Gardening Support Volunteers to help support gardening tasks. Having a well-maintained garden brings many positive rewards to the service users. The service operates using high quality services which are provided in a safe way.
This opportunity is up to 3 hours a week and flexible to weather conditions Monday – Friday day time.
You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
- To include general maintenance and basic garden DIY
- Be able to encourage & assist service users to tend to small areas of the garden e.g. planting and maintaining spring / summer pots & baskets
- Encourage and spend some time chatting to the service user, helping to combat their feelings of loneliness
- Help to brighten up their day
- Log your volunteering hours monthly online
- Complete minimum level training and commit to further training relevant to role
- Knowledge of garden plants, gardening / planting / DIY
- Be a good communicator and listener
- Be committed to providing a good and reliable service
- Be patience and understanding
- Be friendly, positive & approachable
- Have a caring & empathic nature
- Adhere to service guidelines and be aware of confidentiality
Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required eLearning training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training when required.
Required Age:18 years +
Chorley Adult Disability Day Services; Weldbank Lane; Chorley; PR7 3NG
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