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  • Volunteer Gardener
    with Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO67336 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity: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.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided: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?

    Experience required: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 process:Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel Details

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

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