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  • Volunteer Gardener
    with NHS Fife

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO93421 - Created/last updated: 25/08/2023


    About this opportunity:To assist with general light gardening activities in the patient garden areas to provide an attractive and enhanced environment for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.

    Garden maintenance (light activities) - including weeding, pruning, dead heading, bed preparation, tidying and path maintenance. Volunteers will have access to tools required for the role but must ensure garden shed is kept in a clean and clear manner.

    Any ideas/suggestions to develop the garden area are welcome but should be consulted with staff in the first instance.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Preplacement occupational health check questionnaire. Named contacts for support. NHS Scotland volunteer induction module. More in-depth infection control training. Any role specific manual handling training provided by NHS Health & Safety Team. Fire training to be completed annually. Refresher training every 3 years.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses will be reimbursed; public transport costs and mileage rates for use of own vehicle at 28p per mile.

    Experience required:Good listening and communication skills. Helpful, friendly and caring manner. Maintain confidentiality. Willingness to participate in identified training necessary/relevant to the role. To be motivated in the volunteering activities undertaken. Ability to interact with the healthcare team. Ensure hand hygiene and infection control guidelines are adhered to at all times.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    A keen interest and enthusiasm for gardening. Good grasp of basic gardening skills. Good listening and communication skills. Patience, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of patients, their families and carers.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsSt.Andrews Hosptial and/ or Adamson Hospital, Cupar.

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

    What Now?

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Type of volunteering: Conservation / Gardening
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