Over 50s Gardening Volunteer

Friends of Grove Park

Name: Over 50s Gardening Volunteer
Organisation: Friends of Grove Park
Location: Grove Park (lock up next to the rockery in Grove Park), 78 Upper Church Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2AE
Type: Part Time
This role is suitable for regular or flexible volunteering. Volunteers are welcome to drop in and do as many hours as they would like on Saturday and Sundays between the hours of 11am and 4pm.

Description

Enthusiastic and friendly over 50s experienced or just willing gardeners needed to work on community projects within Grove Park. A range of activities to excite all gardeners: bug hotel maintenance, rockery and pond work, edibles bed, and plant sales. Tea, Coffee and chats always available.

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Organisation Description

Friends of Grove park is a voluntary organisation which has been running for over three years, where volunteers use their skills to improve Grove Park for the local community, enhancing wildlife, organising community events and encouraging people to use this beautiful public space.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Environment

Types of Activity

  • Community Work
  • Gardening
  • Practical Work and DIY

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

What we are looking for enthusiastic people who love being outdoors in most weathers and who enjoy gardening and physical work. People with knowledge of horticulture and construction are welcome, but so are people who would like to develop their knowledge in these areas. We are looking for people who care about the environment and who are looking to make a positive difference in their local community.


Benefits

Connecting with other like minded people and having fun. Mental health benefits that are gained from working in the out doors. They can gain knowledge of horticulture, park maintenance and experience of organising and helping at community events. Friends of Grove park are happy to provide references.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 50
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: We cannot reimburse travel expenses, only expenses directly linked to a project.
Restrictions: The park is hilly and some projects require a firm footing. Disabled Access: Person must be able to get around grove park, we are working on disabled access but not yet available Wheelchair Access : Some areas of the park are easy access for wheelchair
Induction: Orientation with Johnny or Anne on first visit
Insurance Cover: In place
Special Needs: Welcome, but if need support will need to bring with them.
Offer: Support with gardening knowledge
Training: Not formal, but on the job training will take place depending on the interest if the individual
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion