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  • Gardening Assistant - Open Door Project
    with Bennochy Parish Church

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO70346 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Bennochy Parish Church has given parts of their garden over for community use and anybody is welcome to use the garden for recreational purposes at any time.
    Work in the garden will be scheduled to suit individual and teams. Teams may include individuals from the local care home, college students, primary and high school pupils. It is appreciated that not everyone is comfortable mixing with large groups so volunteers will where possible be matched with teams that suit them.
    There are many different roles available from hard landscaping to putting on the kettle and everything in between. By sharing gardening expertise and skills, the aim is to develop areas:- growing produce for community use and in the community café, places for relaxation and meditation - sensory area and an area for play.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:The volunteers will receive orientation of the grounds and work as part of a team learning from more experienced gardeners and sharing skills. First Aid Training will be offered and any other training which is requested by the volunteer will be researched into for feasibility. The ongoing support will come in the form of a listening ear from the Open Door Project team and Community Garden team.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Bus fares will be reimbursed on the production of a valid ticket for the day of volunteering.

    Experience required:Looking for volunteers:- Who don't mind getting dirty and working in all weathers. Someone who enjoys the company of others, chatty and confident, able to work independently and in a team, able to follow instructions and share their knowledge. Someone who is a natural leader and comfortable working with people of all ages and children. Skills in gardening are advantageous but not essential, the most important skill is being willing and able to commit.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    PVG is required when working with vulnerable adults and children.

    Application process:Informal Chat; PVG membership required; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsBennochy Parish Church Grounds are located on Elgin St/Meldrum Rd, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5HR. There is on-street parking available around the church and the garden can be found a short walk from Hendry Rd which is the bus route.

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

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