Client Support Volunteer

Closing for application: 01 Mar 2025

We are looking for Client Support Volunteers to assist in the Garden alongside our horticulturists in the supervision of our adult clients and teenagers with a variety of disabilities.


Age: 18 - 90
When:
Where: Onsite

Details:

We are looking for Client Support Volunteers to assist in the Garden alongside our horticulturists in the supervision of our adult clients and teenagers with a variety of disabilities.

The Garden
The Therapy Garden works to have a positive and significant impact on the lives of people facing challenges in life. Whether by giving a sense of purpose to children with special needs; or by reducing the isolation of a young person living with autism or someone older living with dementia. Whether by building confidence in adults recovering from a stroke; or by helping to equip young people who have additional learning needs for a possible future in the workplace. We change lives for the better and we do this by creating a safe place to enjoy the power of gardening and to connect with nature.

The volunteer role
Our volunteers work in the garden with clients, helping them with various tasks such as planting, harvesting, pruning and mowing to name a few, under the guidance of our team of horticulturists.  
As well as general gardening work you will be assisting our clients, both children and adults with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in horticulture. 
Other tasks our volunteers help with include general garden maintenance, DIY tasks or craft/cookery activities.
No gardening experience is required, just the ability to get along with others and muck in! This can be a great stepping stone to further education or work opportunities.
At present, we are looking for Volunteers who can offer a regular weekly week day commitment.

What is next?

Once you have enquired about the role we will make contact by phone or email to ask for some more information. Applicants will then be invited to visit the Therapy Garden to look around and have an informal conversation. The process should be relatively quick.