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Volunteer Garden Centre Support Assistant (Volunteer)

Shaw Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

You'll support service users with horticultural, landscaping, DIY and crafting activities. We're looking for someone with several years of experience to share their knowledge to help people build their skills and confidence.


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Trowbridge, BA14 8QJ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

As a charity, our Garden Centres provide supported employment placements for people in our community. If you love the outdoors, have some practical skills and experience to put to good use, and want to help people in your community, then this is the role for you. Key tasks This role could include supporting service users in a range of tasks including:

A range of DIY tasks as needed including recycling timber, making bird boxes, insect hotels, planters, and some site maintenance and decoration. Planting in our polytunnels and beds and making hanging baskets. Weeding, pruning, and general garden maintenance. Upcycling, recycling, and other crafting and DIY tasks. Potting up and watering plants. Forest school activities such as birdwatching and bug safaris.

What's in it for you

Put your skills, practical experience, and enthusiasm to good use Help people and support a local charity Improve skills and boost your CV Grow your confidence and meet new people Some lunch and travel expenses We can be flexible around your other commitments such as education, family, work, or health etc. Volunteering is great for staying socially and physically active

We can shape this role around you, the skills and experience you have already, and the things you want to learn while volunteering here. Shaw Trust Palmer Gardens | Islington, Canal Rd, Trowbridge BA14 8QJ

What are we looking for?

About you Everyone has something to offer and we offer ongoing training and support. For this role, it would help if you already have several years of experience and some of these skills and attributes or are keen to learn:

Love the outdoors, wildlife, and getting stuck in. Experience with gardening, horticulture, crafting or DIY projects, or experience supporting adults with a range of support requirements and learning styles. Enthusiasm for gardening and supporting people. A positive and encouraging mindset to help people stay engaged and excited. Good communication skills with a friendly and helpful manner.

What difference will you make?

At Shaw Trust we help people facing disadvantage to enjoy the best chance in life, to find a way into fulfilling work and to build a strong sense of wellbeing. As a charity, our Garden Centres provide supported employment placements for people in our community. You will support service users with horticultural, landscaping, DIY and crafting activities. Share your experience and knowledge with service users to help them build their skills, knowledge, and confidence in a workplace setting.


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