Gardening Volunteer

Location: Washington

Role Description

Wear Recovery has a garden on site that requires ongoing upkeep and development. We are seeking a volunteer to facilitate/co facilitate a gardening group twice per week.

Key responsibilities

  • General garden maintenance tasks including grass cutting/trimming, weeding, hedge trimming, basic landscaping and plant propagation
  • Clearing overgrown areas
  • Motivating, encouraging and supporting clients to take part in gardening activities

Skills, experience and abilities

  • Interest/knowledge in gardening
  • Self-motivated, committed and flexible, with ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Able to develop good working relationships and to communicate effectively
  • Able to work in a team with people of wide ranging ages and abilities.
  • Able to work safely without endangering yourself or others, following health and safety requirements to maintain a hazard free environment
  • Open minded, with a non-judgemental approach to homelessness, addiction and recovery
  • A commitment to the aims and principles of Changing Lives, including a commitment to confidentiality and maintaining professional boundaries
  • Lived experience (desirable)

Expected hours/times

2 days per week (Wednesday & Thursday) 1.00pm-3.00pm. Volunteers over the age of 18. Appointment subject to satisfactory DBS check.

Next Steps

For more information please contact Hayley Steel, T: 07812663812 E:

To apply please contact Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Unit D13, Marquis Court, 10th Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Email:

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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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