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Volunteer Gardener/Handy Helper

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SERVE have a exciting new role within our Servescape team.  Our volunteer gardener/handy helpers are able to offer assistance and support to enable vulnerable adults to enjoy their gardens once more.  This may be achieved by working as part of a team and utilising basic garden skills.


Key Responsibilities

  • Being available to volunteer for a minimum of one hour a week
  • Building a sensitive and caring relationship with the service user
  • Spending time restoring their gardens to a standard that they would have done themselves if they were able
  • Being understanding rather than judgmental about a service users situation or circumstances
  • Respecting the confidentiality of service users at all times
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Attending induction training and participation in ongoing training activities/networking meetings
  • Respecting differently cultural values and working in a non-discriminatory manner
  • Meeting the Servescape coordinator for feedback and support
  • Informing the Servescape coordinator of any concerns about the service user

Person Specification

  • Ability to commit to the project
  • Ability to listen to and communicate with service users, volunteers and staff
  • To be reliable and keep all commitments and/or appointments with service users
  • Ability to maintain service users confidentiality
  • Ability to share skills or activities with the service users
  • To be respectful of the service users individuality
  • Awareness and/or understanding of the ley issues facing the service user


  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    Upon Request
  • Expenses reimbursed
    To be discussed with Servescape Coordinator
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Upon Request
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
    Upon Request
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 12/05/2022

End Date: 12/05/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

A minimum of 1 hour per week is required. Further availability can be discussed further with the Servescape Coordinator.

Register your Interest


  • Older People


  • Gardening
  • General Helping

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