Volunteer Gardeners

Interested in gardening? Could you share your skills to help your local Hospice to flourish?
Join our wonderful team of Gardening Volunteers and make a difference today.

We are looking for Gardening Volunteers to join an established team to maintain the outdoor areas and to create an attractive, welcoming exterior in keeping with the high standards of the Willow Burn Hospice.

Role: Gardeners

Location: Willow Burn Hospice, Lanchester

Hours and Times: Opportunities available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Key Responsibilities

  • Sign in and out in main building before and on completion of work
  • Attend moving and handling and health and safety training, including annual reviews and updates
  • Maintain and keep tidy the grassed areas
  • Develop and maintain flower beds, remembrance garden and help to grow stock for the new Potting Shed.
  • Keep gardening equipment in good repair
  • Have an awareness of those using the facilities and keep disruption to a minimum
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of all patients and their families at all times as per the volunteer confidentiality policy

Skills, Experience & Abilities

  • Interest and knowledge of basic gardening skills
  • Awareness of health and safety issues in the outdoors and in the use of gardening equipment
  • Self awareness and able to use initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Tact & diplomacy in dealing with a variety of situations

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering comes with a number of benefits:

  • Gain confidence
  • Make a difference
  • Meet people
  • Be part of a community
  • Learn new skills
  • Take on a challenge
  • Have fun

Throughout the year, Willow Burn also offers volunteers a number of benefits to say thank you for your dedication and to offer you the opportunity to steer your volunteer journey:

  • A monthly volunteer bulletin
  • A quarterly Willow Burn Newsletter
  • A yearly volunteer survey
  • Two annual celebration events
  • 10% off in the Willows Café for all volunteers with your ID
  • The Volunteer Training Passport

Next Step

For further information about this role please contact Rachel Todd, Marketing Communications Manager, T: 01207 529 224 or E:volunteering@willowburnhospice.org.uk

Volunteer Gardeners