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Gardening Group Volunteer

Hounslow, Greater London (On-site)
Lewisham, Greater London
Westminster, Greater London
Unpaid role, expenses not paid
Voluntary
Job description

It’s fantastic that you’d like to find out more about volunteering at St Mungo’s. We are looking for volunteers to facilitate regular gardening sessions for our clients, guided by St Mungo’s values. This will be a great opportunity to share your talent for and interest in gardening. We’re seeking someone who is open to helping clients learn at their own pace, and take pride in their achievements. You will also support in planning the gardening sessions to meet the needs of the participants and take a creative approach to how these are facilitated.

Please see all locations and the time commitments we are currently recruiting for in this role:

  • Hounslow-Monday-Friday, 2pm-4:30pm, One day per week
  • Westminster-Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, 2-4 hours per week
  • Lewisham- Friday afternoons, 2 hours per week

In this role, you will be supporting us with all or some of the following tasks: 

  • Supporting clients to learn at their own pace and take pride in their achievements. 
  • Planning the gardening sessions to meet the needs of the participants and take a creative approach to how these are facilitated. 
  • Facilitating regular gardening sessions for our clients. 
  • Teaching clients how to grow plants/herbs/vegetables. 
  • Empowering clients to care for their garden. 
  • Liaising with the staff around maintenance, ordering seeds etc. 
  • Maintaining the garden to keep the space tidy and accessible to residents (e.g. weeding, lawn mowing, weeding, trimming, pruning, and clearing up leaves) 
  • Operating tools including lawn mower and hedge trimmers. 

Do I need to have any specific skills?  

  • A passion for gardening and knowledge which you are keen to pass on to others. 
  • Plenty of patience – this role is about encouraging others to take part and try something new. 
  • Client and customer focused. 
  • A friendly personality, good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and motivation. 
  • Willing to learn and develop within the role. 
  • Collaborative with good communication skills. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on: 23 May 2024
Closed date: 14 June 2024 at 23:00
Tags: Advice, Information, Vocational/Services, Social Work