Gardening Group Leader Volunteer

Durham City

We are looking for an experienced and passionate gardener to help lead a small group of adults struggling with their mental wellbeing. You will guide, educate and encourage all clients to get involved with digging, weeding, planting and maintaining our wonderful on site Allotment, based in beautiful Durham City Centre.


Supporting adults struggling with their mental wellbeing, guiding, educating and encouraging them to get involved with digging, weeding, planting and maintaining our wonderful on site Allotment. We have a poly tunnel where we currently grow tomatoes, chilis, peppers and more, as well as multiple fruit and veg patches and areas for flowers to bloom. You will also be communicating regularly with our current gardening volunteers whom you will share the allotment with, to discuss ongoing projects, necessary upkeep and maintenance.

Skills & Qualities

- Must have gardening experience.
- Must be a keen and passionate gardener.
- Must have some experience leading or instructing groups/individuals.
- Must have a passion working with and supporting others.
- Must have good knowledge of seeds, flowers, vegetables, fruits and gardening equipment.
- Must be able to work as a team and be able to communicate well, follow instructions and take guidance from the other Gardening volunteers.
- Basic mental health awareness is preferred but extra training will be offered.
- Safeguarding Vulnerable adults certificate is mandatory, but will be offered by us upon approval of application.

When & Where?

- St. Margaret's Allotments
- Every Friday 12pm - 2pm

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

- Mental Health awareness and Safeguarding training provided.
- Bus fares/train fares will be reimbursed upon receival of your receipt.
- Petrol/diesel will be reimbursed at 34p per mile up to a maximum of £10 a day.

Volunteer Benefits

- Extra training offered
- Volunteer appreciation days

Other Information

St. Margaret's Centre is a registered charity as an activity and training hub for adults who need support with their mental wellbeing. The main aim of the Centre is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community, by providing a safe, therapeutic environment for people to regain their confidence, motivation and self-esteem while earning new skills and meeting new friends.

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Hours: 2 Hours per one day a week Type: Advice & Guidance, Support Work, Employee/Group Volunteering, Mental Health, Outdoors

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