To help with the upkeep of the service in general garden activities or to provide additional support to people who use our services on a 1-1 or group basis, independently or with other staff/volunteers dependent on activity/numbers taking part.
Suggested commitment is twice per week, however, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly in mutual agreement with the service they are volunteering with, but a regular commitment is appreciated
Specific tasks and duties
Supporting adults with physical disabilities to take part in group/ 1-1 activities
General garden duties - sweeping fallen leaves, clearing weeds etc.
Be familiar with the risk assessment for the role.
Attend regular review and support meetings every 6 months.
Positive attitude to working with disabled people
Good interpersonal skills
Reliable and trustworthy
Open to learning new skills
Willingness to attend training
Committed to working within our aims, values, policies and procedures
Training and support
Full induction training including;
Information on Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire’s policies and procedures, including boundaries
Disability rights & Communication
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
Supervision and support
All new volunteers will be introduced to relevant paid staff and other volunteers they may come into contact with.
This role will have an initial six week trial period.
Regular group review and support meetings will be arranged on a six-monthly basis. Additional one-to-one support meetings can also be arranged if required.
Application form, two references, informal interview
Enhanced DBS check