Role summary

Role

Gardener - Volunteer

Location

Ipswich

Name of home

Bucklesham Grange Care Home

Number of hours

Various

Contract type

Volunteer

Salary

Volunteering

Contact details

Ivan Todorov

Job details

Volunteer - Gardner 

Why we need you?

We are looking for volunteers to help provide a regular gardening club for our residents and to assist  our Gardener to maintain the gardens at our care home.

What skills do you need?

  • A positive enthusiastic person who has a passion for gardening
  • Able to offer and implement new ideas for  gardening activities to engage our residents
  • A caring and compassionate nature that is adaptable to individual need
  • A friendly, sociable, patient and caring manner
  • Good verbal communication and listening skills
  • Able to emphasise and build relationships with residents and visitors
  • Offer wider social contact for our residents

What will you be doing?

  • To team up with our Gardener to maintain the gardens at our care home including  weeding  and preparing for, planting, maintenance plus  safe use of tools and equipment and providing guidance to our residents
  • Work is of a practical hands-on nature running a range of garden projects, including seasonal planting and future development of the gardens
  • Prepare gardens for Hallmark's annual competition 'Hallmark in Bloom'

Time commitment

Time commitments will be discussed and agreed; a regular time commitment is preferred. Volunteers must be 16 years old and over and need to apply for a DBS disclosure

What benefits do you gain?

  • Opportunity to build self confidence and work on gardening projects
  • Motivation and self achievement boost your career options
  • Participation in our training and development programme
  • New experience and meeting a diverse range of people
  • Free DBS Disclosure
  • Paid travel expenses/light lunch
  • Enriching our residents’ day to day experiences
  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Increase your circle of friends
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