Lead Gardening Volunteer


We are currently recruiting for a lead volunteer gardener for our Wharfedale House service.


Wharfedale House | Wetherby

Time commitment

Ideally a regular commitment such as 1-2 hours a week, but as much as the Volunteer is able to commit.

King Street resident Julie laughing with staff member Zoe in the garden at the service

Role description

Key Activities to Include:

  • Coordinating and supporting a small team of volunteer gardeners.
  • Coordinating volunteer rotas as required
  • Working with the Community Volunteer Coordinator to welcome corporate volunteering groups
  • Leading a residents gardening group

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Good communication skills
  • Organised
  • Ability to delegate
  • Practical
  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable

Previous experience of working with disabled adults not necessary.

Requirements of Role

  • 2 references
  • Clear DBS check
  • Completion of required training
  • Some knowledge of gardening and plants

Training for the role includes:

  • Volunteer Induction Training
  • Manual Handling training
  • Fire Safety Awareness