Allotment volunteers will run sessions on one of the Princess Alice Hospice Allotments in Ashford or 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.

Location: Allotment in Ashford - Ashford Clumps, Feltham Road, Ashford, Surrey TW15 1AT Allotment in Banstead - Holly Lane Allotments, Holly Lane (crn of The Beeches), Banstead Surrey SM7 2AZ

Time commitment - 2 hours per week

• 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 prioritise 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
  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • No specific activites


When can I volunteer?

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

Availability Details

one morning per week, preferably Saturday

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