Gardener
Hosted by: South Yorkshire Housing Association

Gardening Volunteer

Being outside in nature has become many people’s favourite pastime during the Coronavirus pandemic and we want our communal outdoor spaces to be brilliant.

We’re looking for green fingered volunteers to help make our extra care scheme gardens into lovely looking places that our customers can enjoy.

You may work alone or as part of a team with other volunteers, and volunteering with us can be flexible at a time that suits you. You’ll receive all the basic training and equipment to get you started and you’ll have access to our full suite of development training, should you require,

We’d welcome applicants with all variations of experience and garden/landscape interests, so don’t worry if you are not a flower expert, there will still be jobs for you to do!

You won’t be out of pocket whilst volunteering with us and we’ll discuss potential expenses when we meet.

Main Tasks and Role Requirements
•Complete South Yorkshire Housing Associations volunteer induction
•Work with scheme supervisors and possibly customers to improve outdoor spaces
•Work either alone or with other volunteers to maintain flower beds, pot plants and arrange hanging baskets.
•Follow any health and safety guidance given by supervisors
•Report any health and safety issues

What you can expect from us
•We’ll be there to support you throughout your time with us
•We’ll provide you with everything you need to volunteer, including gardening equipment
•We’ll provide all the necessary training
•You’ll have access to our full suite of online training and classroom courses. If you’re interested in doing a course, we’ll support you with setting up the training
•We’ll cover any reasonable expenses you incur whilst volunteering with us, including travel

Locations available to Volunteer:

Whitfield House - Glossop

Westmeads - Royston, Barnsley

Whinn Dale - Normanton, Wakefield

Stonelow Court - Dronfield

White Willows - Jordanthorpe, Sheffield

The Meadows - Shirecliffe, Sheffield

Newsome Vale - Wombwell, Barsnley

How many volunteers are needed:

20

Recruitment process:

For more information please contact the volunteering team on 07384510101 or volunteering@syha.co.uk

You can also apply via the link on our website https://careers.syha.co.uk/vacancy/gardening-volunteer-454099.html

Skills and quaifications:

Desirable Skills
•Physically able (There will be light gardening opportunities available, so give us a call to discuss if you’re in doubt)
•Creativity
•A keen eye for outdoor space
•Willing to undertake any training required

Requirements

August 2021 Start Date, we will carry on with this role while ever the weather permits

A DBS check isn’t essential for this role.

Type of activity: Community Work, Gardening