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SummaryIt’s a social opportunity for a cuppa, conversation and laughs, with the well known benefits of gardening when the group meets at the allotment.
Job title: Allotment Volunteer
Location: Wotton Under Edge, New Road allotment
Hours: Various – in line with allotment needs and group use
Guideposts CONNECT groups help people to connect with others if they are looking for new local friendships, or if they are a carer, or are living with a long term health condition. It’s a social opportunity for a cuppa, conversation and laughs, with the well known benefits of gardening when the group meets at the allotment.
Are you a people person who enjoys conversation and laughs with others?
Do you have an interest or skills in growing fruit, vegetables or flowers for cutting (and weeding of course)?
Do you have some regular spare time?
If so, this opportunity could be perfect for you
We are seeking volunteers, on a rota basis, to:
· Share skills and knowledge about gardening with local Dementia CONNECTions group members to help them reap the rewards and enjoyment of allotment gardening
· Help plan planting and harvesting to make the most of the allotment
· Keep the allotment tidy and weed free
· Keep the allotment watered regularly
You will receive:
· Training (e.g. health & safety, safeguarding)
· Paid expenses
· Working with a friendly, experienced team
· Opportunities to be part of a social network with others who enjoy gardening
Closing Date for applications: Sunday 26th June (11.59pm)
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs
We run a range of services that are focused on helping people to achieve their potential regardless of their circumstances. We connect people together so that they can experience the joy that comes from friendship, activity, learning, purpose and occupation. We love what we do and we love seeing people flourish.
Many of the people we support come from the most disadvantaged groups in our society, including children and adults with additional needs and disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people with dementia and other neuro-degenerative conditions, and the families or carers of all these groups. We believe that all people should be equally valued and have an equal chance to live the best life possible, that is why we do what we do.