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Volunteering Opportunity: VO75631

  • Gardener
    with Collydean Community Centre.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Collydean Community Centre is seeking some can-do volunteers to maintain and develop an area of garden and shrubs at the front of the the centre and an area of fenced-in garden with a raised bed and small greenhouse to the back of the centre
     •  This would require someone who has the physical ability to cut back large bushes, cut grass, and other garden maintenance tasks, along with regular watering over the spring and summer
     •  This opportunity might suit someone who has the time to take pride in keeping the garden and front area looking fabulous
     •  For the right volunteer there is the opportunity to go on to lead a gardening group if this is of interest, however there would be no expectation of this
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:All our volunteers go through a robust induction consisting of a tour of the building, a demonstration of expected tasks and some paperwork. Volunteers are supported throughout their volunteering with regular check-ins with staff and senior volunteers, along with a slightly more formal review every few months. Ongoing training is offered as needed, and we have an open door policy for all our volunteers if they have any issues or concerns, both in terms of their volunteering or in their personal lives.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage paid 45p or bus fayres

    Experience required:They are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, who has either a basic knowledge of garden maintenance or a willingness to learn. Someone who is physically fit enough to deal with mowing grass, digging out shrubs and cutting back bushes. Someone who is happy to much in, get dirty and enjoy themselves.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsCollydean Community Centre Torphins Avenue Glenrothes KY7 6UL

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.