Vacancy: Therapeutic Horticulture Support Volunteer (unpaid / voluntary role)
Hours: To volunteer one or two days per week on a regular basis during our weekday opening times, Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Martineau Gardens is an established therapeutic Community Garden, close to Birmingham city centre. The organically maintained land provides a place to learn, to heal, to connect with nature and to play. The Gardens are tended by a community of volunteers, many of whom experience mental health issues, have learning difficulties or other support needs. The volunteers are led by horticultural therapists who take an holistic approach to each individual’s wellbeing. Martineau Gardens is open six days a week, as a tranquil place that is free for all to visit.
We are looking for people with good gardening knowledge who wish to enhance their skills and gain hands-on experience of social and therapeutic gardening. Our volunteers have a range of support needs from mental health, autism spectrum disorder, learning disability, dementia or traumatic brain injury. We strive to make a difference to our volunteers’ lives by being inclusive, non-judgemental and giving everybody a purpose, a sense of achievement and something to look forward to.
SUPPORTING FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
To apply: Download the job role description and application form (or pop into the office to ask for copies) and return to email@example.com (or post it to Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Birmingham B5 7UG). If you have any further questions about this volunteer role please contact Jane Bradshaw Tel: 0121 440 7430
Closing date: ongoing Role Posted April 2023