OPP OF THE DAY: Volunteer Gardener, Jasmine Road Community Gardens

Description:wheelbarrow full of the dead flowers cut in autumn
Digging, sowing seeds, maintaining gardens, watering, learning new skills, hedge trimming, tidying areas, pruning, cutting down bushes. There are many tasks; the tasks are important but we also value the experience for the volunteer – social and learning opportunities. We have started cooking lunch once a week and skills in this area would help us.
There is a variety of work to be done, but a commitment to our project is the most important part of being a Friend of Jasmine Road.

Ex-offenders would depend on what they were convicted for and on personal interview.

Disabled volunteers support/access: to be discussed. As we are mostly volunteers the amount of support is limited. We currently have someone who is trained to care for adults with disabilities and issues but that funding is not permanent and we will have to continue to find it. If volunteers need extra help and are able to pay us for their support via their personal payments – we welcome this.

Further information:
Any new people joining us must be aware that we are all volunteers. We do have policies in place for Health and Safety and Safeguarding but we are all working ‘on a level playing field.’ We do not accept bad behaviour or language, discrimination, racism or intolerance of any kind.

Skills:
Able and willing to follow instructions.  An ability to ‘get stuck in’ and join the group  in whatever the tasks for the day are. Experience is not necessary for the basic volunteer role.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Janet Hilken
Email: janet@hilken.co.uk

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