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Dimensions – Volunteer Gardeners – Cardiff

Are you a green fingered gardener? Can you create lovely green spaces with your cutting and pruning skills? Would you enjoy helping someone grow their own fruits and vegetables?

Then read on …

We are looking for volunteer gardeners who would be happy to help the people we support get the most out of their gardens. Whether it be planting flowers, mowing the lawns, helping to prune trees and bushes or even helping the people we support to grow their own fruits and vegetables. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy being outdoors and are happy to engage with the people we support do develop a range of gardening skills and a love for gardening.

What you will do: •Develop and maintain gardens in our services. •In some cases work alongside the people we support to enable them to undertake horticultural activities such as potting, growing and garden maintenance.

We're looking for someone who is: •Friendly •Reliable/dependable •Enjoys working in the garden •Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism •Willing to commit to volunteer on a regular basis

Please note that we will need to obtain 2 character references for you before you can begin volunteering.

A DBS check will be required for this role

What you can expect from Dimensions

What you can expect from us:

Dimensions is a large and well established provider of support to people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to live more independently at home and in the community. However, we have a relatively low public profile, so not many people have heard about the amazing work our staff do. We are looking for a volunteer to help us celebrate this amazing work, and the wonderful things the people we support achieve.

We appreciate the generosity of volunteers and wish to support them while volunteering.

You can expect: •An organisation that values volunteers’ individual differences, interests and strengths, and encourages them to express these •A welcoming, supportive and positive volunteering atmosphere •Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff •A comprehensive and personal induction to volunteering and your role •Agreed travel expenses reimbursed •An opportunity to gain real experience in the charity and social care sectors •Access to Perks where you will find a range of discounts for shopping, cinema, restaurants and may more!

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you, so please make an application and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please call Volunteering Team on 0300 303 9162, or email us at [email protected]

Course date:
06/03/2020
Course location:
Cardiff