Symonds House | Hertfordshire

Time commitment

If you have a few hours to spare on a weekly/monthly basis and would like to volunteer as a gardener with us, we would love to hear from you.

Garden at Newlands House

Role description

Specific tasks and duties

Supporting adults with physical disabilities to take part in group/ 1-1 activities

General garden duties

Be familiar with the risk assessment for the role.

Attend regular review and support meetings every 6 months.


Skills needed

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 Requirements

Application form, two references, informal interview

Enhanced DBS Check