Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities. You will…Continue
We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue
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On the 14th. of march we set up a very small veg. bed. see U tube" admirals corner incredidible edible"on the17th. of June we harvested the potatoes. they were first 'Earlies' and made just over 21…Continue
In Bristol I worked for Windmill Hill City Farm and absolutely loved it; I volunteered there for 6 months and then worked as a paid group leader running therapeutic gardening and farming groups. I worked with vulnerable people with mental health problems and learning disabilities using the outdoors as a tool for recovery. I'm passionate about 'ecotherapy' and would like to learn more and develop my skills.
I'm interested in any relevant projects in this area, and am happy to volunteer. I have lots of different experience of working with adults, and teenagers, with support needs in many settings. The last job I did was with adults with serious mental health problems in supported living; it was very challenging and eye opening, but I missed being outdoors and working with people in a therapeutic way.
I have run cooking groups for teenagers with autism, and outdoor cooking sessions for children as a playworker. I am also a chef at the City Farm, and manage volunteers in the kitchen who have learning disabilities or mental health issues.
I have a personal love of gardening and living sustainably; having just moved from the city to the countryside I would like to learn more about growing veg and living off the land!
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