Location

Near Eden Square, Trafford, Manchester

Time commitment

Volunteers are able to give their time flexibly, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

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Resident in Heatherley allotment

Role description

Are you a keen gardener? Do you have an allotment of your own or have always wanted to get involved with one? Do you want to support others in improving their general wellbeing through working on an outdoor project? 

We are looking for volunteers who can support service users at Eden Square to develop and enjoy an allotment plot.

We would be keen for volunteers who have some specific knowledge in the areas below and could help to lead the project. However, we are primarily looking for volunteers who have a desire to improve the wellbeing of others and can motivate and encourage our service users to get involved, creating and supporting with activities on the site and promoting the benefits of the allotment.

As part of the role you would be supporting service users in the following:

Supporting and encouraging service users to plan and develop ideas for the allotment

Maintaining the ground throughout the year (digging, weeding, netting etc)

Planning and delivering the layout of the allotment plot

Planting, growing and picking vegetables

Creating and maintaining flower borders

Keeping the allotment site tidy, ensuring any equipment is well maintained, stored safely and easily accessible.

Accompanying service users from Eden Square to the allotment (where suitable)

 

The role will allow you to share your passion for gardening with our service users, encouraging and supporting them in activities which will contribute to their wellbeing.

Requirements of Role

 Application form,

· Two references, informal interview

· Clear Enhanced DBS

· Informal interview