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Gardening Assistant

Outward Housing

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We are looking for a volunteer to help develop, create, and maintain a sensory garden for one of our services based in Hackney (E8).

The residents of this service all have Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). As a new service, you would help us to provide a stimulating space that our residents can enjoy, contributing to their overall wellbeing.

The sessions would take place on Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm

Sophie Munden

Further location details may be provided below.

Exact location will be disclosed to the successful applicant.

E8

One week

1

Visit https://www.outward.org.uk/join-us/volunteering/ to apply, or email volunteering@outward.org.uk.

Creative & Design,Gardening

• You have a strong knowledge of gardening • You have some experience in garden design • You are creative • Experience with people who are non-verbal or who have autism is an asset • You are able to plan activities ahead of time • You are friendly and have strong interpersonal skills • You are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities • You are patient, empathetic, and open-minded • You are organised and can work independently • You take initiative and manage your workload • You are reliable and punctual • You are a strong communicator

• Meet different kinds of people and make new friends • Gain personal satisfaction by taking on a creative project • Improve your own health and wellbeing by spending time outside and gardening • Receive support from the Volunteer Team and an assigned supervisor • Become part of a community of staff and volunteers who are passionate about making a difference • Receive references for future opportunities and build your CV • Receive reimbursement for reasonable out of pocket expenses • Be invited to volunteer events • Additional training to help you grow in your role • Covered by Outward’s insurance policy

Gardening,Environmental,Art & Design

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