Gardening and odd jobs

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
  • Planting

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!

Apply now!

Or download a Volunteer Application Form here and return it to volunteering@linkagesouthwark.org. Alternatively call 020 8299 2623 and we will post you a full application pack.