Volunteer – Horticultural Therapy Assistant

The Horticultural Therapy Project started at Ashgate 18 months ago. New garden areas have been developed to include a poly tunnel, patio area, greenhouse and raised benches.   We have decorated plant pots, grown carrots, beetroots, radish, potatoes, tomatoes and sweet peas from seed and produced a sea garden. We are hoping to expand our Horticultural Therapy offer and are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help us achieve this.

Horticultural Therapy volunteers are involved in a wide variety of activities associated with the care and maintenance of the poly tunnel, patio area, greenhouse and raised benches; together with assisting the Occupational Therapists and patients.

Activities include:

  • Assisting patients with activities including sowing seeds, planting and pruning.
  • Assisting in setting-up and delivery of Horticultural Therapy activities.
  • Providing companionship, socialising and engaging in conversation with patients to help support their emotional wellbeing.
  • Weeding beds and tubs, pruning and planting.

For further information please refer to the role description or contact Voluntary Services via email Volunteering@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk or telephone 01246 568801.  If you would like to come along for an informal chat then please do get in touch.

To apply please download, complete and return the application form together with the recruitment monitoring form, returning both forms to Voluntary Services.

Volunteer Role Description

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Recruitment and Monitoring Form

Candidate Assistant Notes – Volunteers

 

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