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Volunteer outdoors

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Fancy a volunteer role you can do outdoors? Come and do some gardening at our Outdoor Wellbeing Hub, or become a befriender and help one of our members get out of the house and into the community. Here are our current opportunities:

Gardener – Oxfordshire

Service: Dig n Grow, Forest School
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Commitment: Flexible – gardening support is needed all-week round, morning and evening, so any time you can help will be appreciated!

About our Outdoor Wellbeing Hub

Guideposts’ Outdoor Wellbeing Hub is a thriving garden and workshop located in the countryside on the outskirts of Witney, Oxfordshire. From our purpose-built Hub we run two of our services, Dig n Grow and Forest School. Members who attend these services can participate in:

  • Planting and growing bulbs, flowers, veg or herbs
  • Sowing seeds, pricking out, potting on
  • Woodwork, willow weaving and crafts
  • Health walks and trips out
  • Seasonal celebrations; watering, dead-heading, general plant care
  • Composting, weeding, pruning, digging
  • Soft wood, hard wood & root cuttings
  • Cooking garden produce

A day at the Outdoor Wellbeing Hub provides members with the perfect place to build their skills – and make lasting friendships on the way. We support people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, and children with additional needs.

About the role

Anyone with gardening experience knows the job is never finished – and at the Outdoor Wellbeing Hub there are always opportunities for volunteers to make the place bigger and better! You can support us by:

  • Sharing your gardening skills and knowledge with other
  • Watering at evenings and weekends
  • Helping with planting, bedding and weeding
  • Providing general support and guidance on planting

What to expect

You will find volunteering at our day opportunities a rewarding experience and a great opportunity for you to develop your skills and maybe learn new skills such as team working, listening, communication and building your own confidence. The Outdoor Wellbeing Hub is a relaxed and social place, with plenty of laughter and plenty of cups of tea!

All volunteers will receive an induction, training and on-going support in your role.

No personal care is involved and any out of pocket travel expenses are reimbursed.

This role is ideal for you if:

  • You want to get outdoors
  • You have an interest in gardening, woodwork, or weaving

Volunteer requirements

Ideally you are an experienced amateur or professional gardener – but we welcome anyone who is keen on the outdoors and happy to get their hands dirty!