Farms & Gardens Volunteer

Location: Botton Village

Application Deadline: 01/05/2019

  • Do you like working outdoors?
  • Do you like working in the garden, but don’t have a garden to work in?
  • Do you like to meet new people?
  • Do you like to do something worthwhile?
  • Do you live local to the community?

Then this opportunity is for you. We are looking for volunteers to work on our farms and gardens. This opportunity includes general farming, gardening. You will be involved in sowing, weeding and harvesting crops and plants. You will learn all about biodynamic farming and the techniques we use within our communities, whilst working alongside adults with learning disabilities.

You will be contributing to the health and well-being of the animals on the farms, including milking cows and feeding animals. You will be able to contribute to discussions around the land and farms and capture your interest in learning skills in working on the land and with animals.
Working in a team, you will provide added value support, in the workshops to help people and yourself to develop their skills.

To be able to carry out the role you do not need any previous experience, as training and will be given. However, there are some things we need from you;

  • You must be 18 years and over.
  • Be enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable, trustworthy and have a caring nature.
    You will be patient and will treat people with different abilities, beliefs and religion to your own respectfully.
  • Be self-motivated, work on your own initiative and be able to work as part of a team.
    Have a full driving licence (due to location) .

Ideally, you will have/be able to commit to regular hours/days per week.
UK Applicants ONLY

Our Charity is committed to Safeguarding adults therefore an Enhanced DBS will be required for this volunteering role which will be funded through the charity as well as references. All applicants must be 18 years or older due to insurance purposes.

We would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion please contact our recruitment team on 01287 661290 / 661390 for more information.

If you are applying from overseas please visit: http://communityvolunteering.uk/

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Farms & Gardens Volunteer