This volunteer role will ensure the whole garden area including bedding around the car park, the Day Hospice balcony and decking area is in good order to give a welcoming ambience for patients, visitors and staff.

Time commitment

• Members of the garden team should be available on Tuesday mornings, although certain times of the year may require additional hours to be worked to maintain the gardens to a high standard.

Typical tasks and activities

• To ensure bedding areas, tubs and pots around the Hospice are well maintained and provide colour and interest

• To ensure pond plants are pruned as necessary

• Grass areas are kept cut and tidy and that perimeter hedges do not overlap outside the footpath, inside the roadway and car parks

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

• Help incinerate garden waste if not appropriate to be used as compost

• Keep the shed tidy and locked when not in use

What skills do I need?

Skills required

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

• Good gardening skills, experienced in maintaining a garden

• Good communication skills as the team may be asked questions about the garden from patients, visitors and staff.

• Team player

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

The person

• The person should be a team player and enjoy all aspects of gardening.

The role is physically demanding and therefore will require a certain level of fitness. Tetanus inoculations should be up to date.

  • Environment
  • Health and Hospices
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People
  • DIY & Odd Jobs
  • Gardening

Details

When can I volunteer?

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

Availability Details

Volunteers should be available on Tuesday mornings, although certain times of the year may require additional hours to be worked to maintain the gardens to a high standard.

Location

West End Lane
Esher
Surrey
KT10 8NA

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