Therapeutic Horticulture Support Volunteer

Bromley by Bow Centre

Bromley by Bow, London

Volunteer • Part Time +447970164424 Hannah Leigh Mackie

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

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At the Bromley by Bow Centre in East London, a pioneering health, wellbeing and community development charity, we run food growing and gardening sessions twice a week for members of the local community. The gardening sessions are inclusive and therapeutic, focusing on the ways in which working outside and with plants can improve wellbeing and health outcomes. Our group members have a range of different support needs and diverse backgrounds.  We are looking for warm, enthusiastic and patient volunteers who are interested in learning more about this kind of work  and in spending time outside helping to maintain our beautiful ornamental and vegetable gardens. The volunteers will support the Therapeutic Horticulture sessions by working alongside Horticulture Project Manager to support the clients to participate fully with the gardening tasks, in a way which develops their skills and confidence and enhances their health and wellbeing.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn skills in food growing and organic gardening, develop their experience supporting people within the growing Social and Therapeutic Horticulture sector, and spend time outside working with nature.

We are looking for a commitment of at least one 3 hour session per week (this time includes setting up and tidying up), ideally for 12 weeks.  For more details please download the application pack here and do get in touch with any questions. 

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