Ronan's Trust provides nurture and support to bereaved families and individuals through gardening together. They are looking for two volunteers who could offer a regular hour or two a week to help keep their allotment tidy. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy gardening in a peaceful spot with friendly fellow allotment holders. This is ideal for someone fairly local, they have facilities at the local pub.
What are they looking for?
Their volunteers need to have some gardening experience and be able to do some digging and weeding. Some understanding of bereavement is ideal but not necessary.
Working hours are flexible depending on your availability. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.
When: Any day/time
Age requirements: Over 18
Bisley Allotments, Bisley, Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1JD
About Ronan's Trust
Ronan’s Trust is a Charitable Incorporated organisation. It is governed by its board of five trustees. Our staffing model is primarily volunteer based, and predicated on support from local communities, to offer in kind, donations of free allotment space and use of buildings.
Ronan’s Trust is there to connect those who have experienced the loss of a family member, to offer mutual support and enable people to engage in healing activities together. By offering people the opportunity to participate in gardening and craft activities they are able to “be busy together” to have an external focus through practical activities and form relationships of mutual support with others who have similar experiences. The Trust also offers practical help with gardening to the recently bereaved through connecting volunteers to those needing some practical help.
Bereavement is something that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Yet it can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience. A combination of the practical impacts of losing a family member and the emotional devastation that the death of a family member causes can be overwhelming.
Our vision is that in the future communities are better networked and people better able to connect to provide mutual practical support to each other, so that the isolation of bereavement can be mitigated through better social networks.
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