Good Neighbours Gardening Volunteer
The Good Neighbours project recruits, trains and supports volunteers to carry out a variety of practical tasks commonly associated with those carried out by a ‘good neighbour’. The Good Neighbours project assists with gardening tasks that are considered an overhaul, and we try to prioritise tasks where the garden could be causing risk to the resident.
For residents in North Tyneside who are disabled, vulnerable and/or isolated; keeping on top of their gardens can prove very challenging and overwhelming if they have no one that they can call on for help. We're looking for people to help with one-off tidy ups of gardens. This can include cutting back hedges, clearing slippery paths, weeding, simple repairs to gates/fences, etc. The role of a gardening volunteer will be to provide practical help in a garden and a friendly chat. VODA and the Good Neighbours project are seeking to recruit volunteers with the suitable skills and compassion.
About North Tyneside VODA
North Tyneside VODA supports volunteers and voluntary and community sector organisations across the borough of North Tyneside. We provide support, advice on training on a range of topics including starting and setting up a group, governance issues, charity law, funding, finance, involving volunteers and more.
What skills do I need?
WE WANT GARDENING VOLUNTEERS TO:
- · Assist with tidy ups of beneficiaries' gardens
- · To be able to work independently and/or in a team
- · Be flexible and understand that a person’s plan may need to adjust
- · Refer to VODA for signposting if someone needs support in other areas
- · Bring their own equipment necessary for the task (where appropriate) to reduce the chance of transmitting the virus. Any special products will be sourced by the beneficiary
- · Fill in a report on Volunteero to keep the Good Neighbours Team up-to-date
To help us route your application appropriately, it would be helpful if you could answer the following questions in your application:
Do you have a current DBS check? (Please note, a DBS is not essential for this role, but may be of benefit for other relevant roles)
Do you have access to a car? (Please note, a car is not essential)
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
This opportunity has no specific location.
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