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.
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.
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.
Other Volunteering Roles
Help ACAP raise essential funds
Volunteer Health Advocate
A voice for young people’s health
Produce eyecatching materials
Help us network with the right people
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.
Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy.