Outdoor Befriender


We are looking for volunteers to provide additional support to people who use our Omagh Sow & Grow project on Mondays at 10am—2pm.



Ulster American Folk Park

Time commitment

The Omagh sow & grow project runs from March—October from 10am—2pm.

Suggested commitment is 10am—2pm weekly/fortnightly/monthly.

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


Newlands House resident Chris gardening with volunteer Richard in the greenhouse

Role description

Assist clients to take part in gardening and social activities at the garden (No gardening skills required)

Be familiar with the risk assessment for the role.

Attend regular review and support meetings every 6 months.

Support garden coordinator with planning and preparation of activities

Update garden log

Support staff to provide light refreshments


Skills needed:


· Positive attitude to working with disabled people

· Comfortable supporting people to move around the project ( May include handling wheelchairs)

· Happy to be sight guide around the park

· Enthusiasm

· 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.

· Comfortable with working outside


Requirements of Role

· Application form,

· Two references, informal interview

· Clear Enhanced DBS

· Informal interview

· Ability to get to the Ulster American Folk Park


*Out of pocket expenses, including mileage will be provided for this role, subject to prior agreement*