17 Claremont Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1BG

Volunteer Gardener

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About this role

Brief description of what you’ll be doing

Garden volunteering at ACAP is an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of a new gardening team.  You will aid in maintaining the outdoor garden at our Education Centre so we can inspire and delight visitors with quality plants in a well-designed garden. You will also be able to contribute towards ACAP’s planned horticulture projects in the future.

Role Description

Do you have a passion for gardening and working outdoors?  If so, then this volunteering role is for you. You can volunteer at your own pace as you help improve the gardens at ACAP and take part in our horticulture projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • General garden maintenance – including weeding, mulching, edging, raking, digging over, Pruning and path maintenance.

  • Clearing overgrown areas – keeping on top of weeds and other invasive species.

  • Tidying of the car park areas of weeds and leaves

  • Helping to maintain clear signs and labels around the gardens to educate and inform visitors

  • Order (where appropriate) materials necessary to carry out the required work

  • As required, assist with general maintenance work like painting, staining, sanding down benches, repairs to fencing

  • Working with other organisation  on joint gardening projects

  • Attend regular support and supervision sessions.
  • To comply with ACAPs Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies and Guidelines.

Qualifications and training required

  • There are no set qualifications required for this position, all we ask is that you have a basic knowledge and love for gardening.

Key Skills / What we are looking for

  • Someone who loves gardening
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • A basic knowledge of plant care and use of gardening tools.

  • Commitment to the role

Please note there is a complete pre-screening process for this role (application, interview, references, DBS check etc) before starting in this position.

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Volunteer Benefits

Give Something Back

Feel satisfied that you are helping the next generation to succeed in life. Give back and feel great about it.

Be Part of a Team

Enjoy the experience of volunteering as part of a friendly team and meeting new people.

Learn New Skills

Develop your core skills by taking part in activities designed to strengthen them. Learn new skills too.

Access to Training

Get access to training to develop your skills and expand your knowledge. This will add to your CV.

Be Part of the Community

Overcome the sense of detatchment and become an integral member of the community.

Expenses Reimbursed

Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy.

Join Us

Interested? Click to apply now or contact us to setup an interview

Click apply now and fill out the basic application form. Someone from the team will get back to you to arrange an interview. You can call us on 01274 720254 stating which volunteering role you are interested in and we will take it from there.

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