Gardening and Maintenance Volunteer

Location: South Shields

Role Description

Volunteer’s role will allow us to expand our holistic approach to the residents’ wellbeing. It is also to provide support around gardening, repairs and maintenance

Key responsibilities

  • Basic decorating
  • Minor repairs (assembling flat pack furniture, hanging pictures, filling small holes etc.)
  • Fixing furniture
  • Help to organise and run gardening activities with residents
  • Identify client’s aspirations and gather information around their hobbies and interests.
  • Encourage residents to actively participate
  • Odd jobs around the building and garden
  • Simple everyday DIY tasks (like changing light bulbs, fixing a leaky tap)
  • Showing individuals how to repair and maintain their own property

Skills, experience and abilities

  • Good gardening knowledge and skills, desirable
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic DIY
  • Basic health and safety awareness
  • Friendly and reliable
  • Fit and active
  • Able to work unsupervised or as part of a team
  • Managing appropriate boundaries in the relationship
  • A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach
  • Open-minded and committed
  • Good sense of humour

Expected hours/times

Flexible hours per week to meet the needs of the project

Next Step

For more information please contact Madalon Ancona, T:   0191 4277900, E: Madalon.Ancona@changing-lives.org.uk

To apply for this opportunity please contact Sead MasicChanging Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, 10th Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU.

Email : sead.masic@changing-lives.org.uk

Apply for this vacancy

To apply for this vacancy, download an application form and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Or, apply online by clicking the button below to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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