Choice In Hackney
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Volunteers will visit the gardens of vulnerable people in Hackney to help them maintain them. This will include trimming, mowing and planting. They will not make direct contact with service users but will interact at a distance. Help disabled people in a fun, outdoors environment.
Gardening,Practical Work & DIY,Environmental
Basic knowledge of gardening
Enthusiasm and dedication
Some people skills (even though contact will be limited).
Experience of working with gardens and disabled people, develop communication skills and receive a work reference from the co-ordinators. As well as the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to society during lockdown.
Further location details may be provided below.
Paul or Daniel
Various addresses throughout Hackney.
Will depend upon the location of the garden. We discourage the use of public transport, so where possible volunteers shall live within walking distance or their service users or will have their own means of transport.
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We are a disabled person's organsation and are very passionate about meeting access needs wherever we can.
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18 and over
Contact with the service user is very limited.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.