Gardening Group Organiser

Where Warrington Day Service, 44 Allen Street, Warrington, WA2 7JB
Name Stephanie Dolan
Phone 01925 652 204
Gardening Group Organiser

Warrington Day Service is a space for people living with mental health conditions diagnosis to socialise, participate in meaningful activities to build confidence and skills to achieve their goals.

On average, around 15 to 20 people go to the service on Allen Street regularly but a small group like to do gardening. We have a medium sized garden that has good basic upkeep but would benefit from creativity and colour.

Why should you volunteer?

This is a great opportunity to meet people, be part of a lovely team of people whilst bringing some of your interests to your volunteering. There are lots of benefits from being outside and you will be keeping active, connecting whilst helping others to do so too.

What will I be doing?

  • To volunteer a few hours a week at a time that is convenient for you, but ideally on a regular weekday to help with the timetable.
  • To liaise with staff and members about materials and equipment for the garden.
  • To set up a Garden Group for members, with the help of staff who would step back when you have built confidence working with members.
  • To give advice and support members with gardening plus doing some gardening yourself too.

Who are we looking for?

You don’t need any qualification for this role but you do need some experience/knowledge of gardening and looking after plants. An understanding of mental illness is useful for this opportunity. We are looking for people who are reliable, adaptable, patient and a people person.

During your application, a DBS (Disclosure Barring Check) may be done depending on your volunteer role. Your volunteer contact will support you with this and a positive disclosure doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from volunteering with is. The DBS is free of charge and will involve filling out an online form and bringing proof of ID.

If you're interested, please complete the application form here.

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