The Trust is a charity which brings mining families and miners' relatives along for a holiday and we offer full bed & board. The Trust employs a company which does all the big gardening tasks e.g. grass, hedges, trees, spraying, etc. but we do not have the skill/experience for flower beds and greenhouse use. The Trust would like to develop the greenhouse so the visiting residents can come and use it, grow some basic fruit and veg on raised beds so they don't have to bend down as much. It is hoped that this role can be developed in the future for a training department with the Coalfield regeneration trust, so the experience would be a great start to a supervising post in the future.
no upper age limit has been specified
Training and support will be given for the time anyone is here, from basic Health & Safety to vehicle use (including tail lift usage), fire safety and further job skills in the building if the volunteers want it to help them get a full-time job.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Needs to be a social person who enjoys people's company and making a difference to individuals/groups who just need some time and interests to share.
Keen gardener and willing to show and tell what they do, and give tours to visiting residents who want to see it.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; References; Trial Period
No, not for this opportunity.
The opportunity takes place at The Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust, Blair Castle, Culross, KY12 8JW.
The Castle is set in 28 acres of grounds and is a very peaceful environment. The building is listed and is very impressive to look at. Buses come as far as the car park so it's a short walk (10mins) to our house from there.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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