Gardening Support at Crossways Centre, Leyland

Do you like gardening?

Are you able to spend a few hours a week to support our gardening activities and help encourage others to help maintain our garden?

Crossways Adult Disability Day Services, Leyland are looking for volunteers on Wednesday afternoons, who would be able to encourage and assist the service users to help maintain the garden area and help to support our gardening projects.

Please speak to a member of staff at the Day Centre for further details before applying to ensure it’s suitable for you.

This opportunity is subject to an enhanced DBS check. You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks.

 

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Tasks:

As a gardening support volunteer:

  • be encouraged to assist service users to tend to small areas of the garden e.g. planting and maintaining spring/summer pots and baskets
  • provide general garden maintenance and basic garden DIY
  • if required, spend some time chatting to service users helping to combat their feelings of loneliness
  • help to brighten up a service users day
  • log volunteering hours monthly on-line
  • complete minimum level training and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

  • Knowledge of garden plants, gardening /planting / DIY
  • Be a good listener & communicator
  • Be committed to providing a good and reliable service
  • Have patience and¬†understanding
  • Be friendly &¬†approachable
  • Have a caring and empathic nature
  • Able to follow guidelines and regulations
  • Aware of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of helping those living with dementia would be an advantage

 

Training:

Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required eLearning modules before any activity can be undertaken and refresh training when required.

Required Age:

16 years +

Schedule:

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Crossways South Ribble Adult Disability Day Services
West Paddock
Leyland
PR25 1HR

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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