Are you a bit green fingered? Gardening Volunteers to help out with weeding, mowing the grass, hedge clipping and general maintenance.
They’re a charity with 18 homes for older people across Gloucestershire. Their residents love their gardens, watching the leaves change throughout the year and getting out watching the butterflies in the summer but they need maintaining.
The residents require help with potting up planters and planting out the vegetable gardens to help them win the annual inter-home garden competition.
If you can spare a few hours a week to help out the Handyman and put a smile on the face of their residents, you'll be made very welcome.
DBS checks are carried out, however a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from volunteering.
Volunteers from all age groups are welcomed, however the minimum age for this role is 16.
What are they looking for?
Experience of gardening either commercially or having your own garden. Enthusiasm to do any job required to keep the gardens looking neat and tidy. Knowledge of plants always a bonus.
When: Mornings/Afternoons, any day
Age requirements: 16 upwards
Townsend House, Townsend, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0BD
About The Orders of St John Care Trust
The Orders of St John Care Trust homes specialise in the provision of long term care - residential, nursing or for those suffering from dementia. They also provide day care facilities, intermediate, rehabilitation and respite care. All services are provided for older people of any background, irrespective of race or religion, according the highest standard of quality care.
•To deliver individual high quality care in an unobtrusive way respecting privacy and dignity
•To provide a homely environment in which residents feel comfortable and free to entertain their family and friends
•To consult with residents and fully involve them in decisions about their care, their lifestyle and their home
•To ensure that the residents and day care visitors enjoy a fulfilling life in an atmosphere of warmth and understanding
•To provide care services that are resident led and reflect diverse cultural values
•To train employees in order to enable personal development and achievement of individual potential and ensure delivery of the highest standards of care
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