Gardener

Do you like the outdoors? do you have or would like to gain skills in gardening? Could you assist the elderly residents to maintain a small communal garden?
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 19th December 2016
End date: 1st December 2020
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Ensuring the communal garden area is kept clean and tidy

Assisting and advising elderly residents about how to plan/ maintain the communal garden area

Helping to choose plants and flowers for the handing baskets and pots.

Planting flowers and plants.

General maintenance and regular watering of the plants is needed.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

No Specific skills required. If you would like to share your gardening knowledge that would be great!

A willingness to volunteer and commit each week to maintain the small communal area.

Areas of Interest: Environment, Housing, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Outdoor
What activities will the volunteer do? Gardening
Skills gained in this role: Creativity, Organising, Outdoor work
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Old Mill House
Organisation Profile: Retirement/sheltered housing 42 flats. Built in 1976 and renovated in 2010. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom non-resident management staff and community alarm service lift, lounge, restaurant, laundry, guest facilities, garden, conservatory, hobby room, activities room, cafe, hairdressing salon, library, assisted bathing facility Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 150 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 3 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s) Regular social activities include Bingo, coffee mornings, painting class, cards, games, and parties, organised by Manager and social committee. Some meals available. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Cats only generally accepted, but not to be replaced Rent (social landlord)