About the role of Gardening and Odd Jobs Volunteer
Our volunteers help local older people to maintain a safe and tidy garden. Many of the older people we work with have limited mobility and can’t always look after their garden as they used to. This role could involve:
- Tidying up, deadheading and weeding
- Cutting the lawn or trimming hedges
Our volunteers may also help with odd jobs in the home:
- Changing a lightbulb
- Hanging curtains
- Using technology such as a mobile phone or tablet
Responsibilities and requirements:
- Cheerful and friendly personality
- Good communication/listening skills
- Patience and understanding towards the needs of older people
- Sufficiently good physical health
- An interest and/or previous experience in gardening, DIY or technology
- Attendance at our induction and relevant training
- Complete a full Disclosure Barring Service and character references check
- Commitment to working within the policies of Link Age Southwark, in particular health and safety, confidentiality, safeguarding and equality and diversity
What’s in it for you?
- Meet new people in your local community – get to know an older person as well a friendly team of Link Age Southwark volunteers and staff of all ages
- Have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re supporting an older person and helping them get the best from life
- Get a full induction, relevant training and ongoing support from Link Age Southwark
- All reasonable expenses reimbursed
- Use and develop your skills to enhance your CV. We’re happy to write references for volunteers who have completed 6 months with us
- Have fun!
How do I apply?
We would be delighted if you are interested in joining us to help with gardening or odd jobs!