Allotment volunteers will run sessions on the Princess Alice Hospice Allotment in Banstead for people living with life limiting conditions, those who are caring for them and people who are recently bereaved so that they can come together to support each other and share a love of gardening.

These people are known as plotters! We are looking for volunteers to facilitate these sessions and to make the allotment a successful growing project in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Time commitment

• Approx. 2 hours per week, ideally Tuesday or Wednesday mornings, or Saturday afternoons, but can be flexible.

• Informal team meetings with other Allotment Volunteers to agree projects

• Bi-monthly support sessions to share ideas and concerns Typical tasks and activities

• To help ensure the allotment is well maintained

• To help the plotters plan and grow crops

• To provide peer to peer support to the plotters

• Liaise with other volunteers to ensure tasks are shared appropriately and fairly

• Assist in keeping machines and tools in good working order and regularly maintained

• Help ensure the waste is disposed of appropriately

• Ensure tools are stored safely

• Keep the shed tidy and locked when not in use

• Keep a register of attendees

What skills do I need?

Skills required

• Able to prioritize and exercise flexibility according to weather and seasons

• Good communication skills

• Interest in gardening

• Team player

• Committed to the Mission, Vision and Values of the Hospice.

  • Environment
  • Health and Hospices
  • Mental Health
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People
  • Befriending & Buddying
  • Community Support
  • Conservation
  • DIY & Odd Jobs
  • Gardening
  • No specific activites

Details

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Afternoon No No No No No Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Approx. 2 hours per week, ideally Tuesday or Wednesday mornings, or Saturday afternoons, but can be flexible.

Location

Holly Lane Allotments
Holly lane
Banstead
Surrey
SM7 2AZ

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