Opportunity details

St Christopher's Hospice 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, London, SE26 6DZ

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“I love volunteering because I love gardening and I love to help.”

Jerry, Volunteer Gardener

Gardener (Sydenham)

We are looking for volunteers to help keep our gardens tidy and attractive

Why we need your help

Our gardens provide a relaxing and reflective place for our patients, families and visitors to enjoy. We are looking for volunteers to help to keep them tidy and attractive.

What time should you offer?

We’re flexible! Tell us what you are able to offer, we can work around you

What activities will you be involved in as part of this volunteer role?

General Gardening duties include:

  • Weeding
  • Watering (pots & flower beds)
  • Planting
  • Tidying/sweeping
  • Other ad-hoc gardening tasks as required

Where will you be based?

St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, London, SE26 6DZ

What you can gain from volunteering in this role

  • Join an enthusiastic team of people and get more involved in your local community
  • Use and develop your skills
  • Knowing you are helping to enhance the visit for our patients and their families

Training and support provided

  • All abilities are welcome
  • Support will be given to those who are not so “green fingered”
  • Garden equipment and tools are provided and the training to use these safely and correctly

What we are looking for

  • Good listener and clear communicator
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to follow our policies and procedures to keep you, our staff, our patients and our customers safe
  • Ability to represent St Christopher’s and our values positivity.
  • Good team player
  • Use your own initiative
  • Enthusiastic, whatever the weather!

Anything else you need to know

  • There is a short settling in period to see if the role is right for you
  • You must be 18 years old or over to do this role
  • The volunteer role will be agreed with you following receipt of two references.
  • You will need to always be appropriately dressed for garden duties (e.g. all weathers, strong footwear)

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More information

Volunteering Team , Volunteering

020 8768 4669

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