Role summary

Role

Volunteer Role – Gardener

Location

Merthyr Tydfil

Name of home

Greenhill Manor Care Home

Contract type

Volunteer

Salary

Time commitments will be discussed and agreed; a regular time commitment is preferred.

Contact details

Debbie Sharples-Kirkbride

Job details

Why we need you?

We provide a full activities programme for our residents and we are looking for volunteers to help facilitate reading groups and poetry appreciation sessions for our residents to enjoy.

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 needs
  • 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 share your passion for books and poetry
  • To build self confidence and see others’ appreciation of the sessions
  • 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
  • Enriching our residents’ day to day experiences
  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Increase your circle of friends

We provide reasonable travel expenses, a light lunch and polo shirts

Please pop into to meet the team at:

Cartref Annwyl-Fan Care Home

Woodlands Park, Colonel Road, Betws, Ammanford SA18 2HW

01269 592447

 

Alternatively  you can:

Apply on line www.hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk/join-our-team

Telephone  01277 655655 to request a volunteer  application form or e-mail cathrine.robinson@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk

Apply now