Where?Brondesbury Road, Kilburn London NW6 6RY
When?Weekdays between 9am – 4pm. There is a possibility of weekend shifts being negotiable
What will you be doing?
As a Volunteer Gardener, we’d like you to perform the following tasks:
• Assist with grass mowing, strimming, hedge cutting and other general gardening maintenance.
• Work alongside residents who have an interest in gardening.
• Share and where possible work on creative ideas for garden improvements and bringing colour into the garden
• Prepare and look after a small vegetable patch/sensory garden
• Assist with the general maintenance of the garden
• Ensure that any equipment is used in accordance with the Health and Safety procedures at the property
Why do we need you?
Right now, someone in your family, or your friends or colleagues is affected by sensory loss. Perhaps you're affected yourself. By getting involved with us, you can make a difference to the lives of the 11 million people in the U.K. who have hearing loss.
What skills do you need?
Here’s what we think could be beneficial:
• Willingness to work with deaf or hard of hearing people
• Experience of using a wide range of gardening equipment, including mowers, strimmers, hedge-trimmers etc. is desirable
• Experience of basic gardening techniques and maintenance operations is helpful
• Ability to be flexible, in particular to adapt working patterns.
• Ability to work unsupervised and to take the initiative
• Friendly, reliable and approachable manner
• Ability to work with a wide range of people
What support will you get?
We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us.
In a recent survey, 92% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer!
Regular support will be given by your own Volunteer Manager especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers and staff as you work together.
Here’s what our volunteers say!
“I enjoy meeting people and helping them with their queries. Hearing loss can cause frustration and isolation, leading to loss of confidence. If I’m able to improve someone’s quality of life by sharing information or raising awareness of how others can help, then that’s very satisfying.” RB
What training is offered?
Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role. This may include:• Training in Understanding Hearing Loss
• Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role
What will you gain?
Our volunteers receive the following benefits:• Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
• Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
• Fulfilment– knowing that the time you provide will make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole
• Expenses – all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy
• Opportunity to try other volunteering roles locally with Action on Hearing if available
You may need to be able to travel locally, whether by car or public transport. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.
You will be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.
Thanks for taking the time to read these details. Ready to apply for this role?
Please complete our online application form or, if you are interested and would like an informal chat, please get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Call: 01273 840960