Gardening Support Volunteer

Location: Trinity Hospice, Bispham


To support Trinity Palliative Care Services gardening and grounds care


Main duties:

  • General gardening tasks (e.g. planting, weeding, cutting back, potting, cuttings etc.)
  • Maintaining tidy garden areas and disposing of all garden waste appropriately
  • Supporting the other Volunteer Gardeners in their delivery of this role
  • Overseeing set or shared areas as agreed with other Volunteer Gardeners


General responsibilities:

  • To ensure the confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with Hospice policy.
  • To attend monthly Gardeners meetings
  • To comply with all Hospice Policies and Procedures.
  • To act always in a manner which will promote a good image of the Hospice.


Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Be empathetic and caring
  • In good physical health
  • Experience and knowledge relating to planting schemes and the requirements of various plants, flowers, shrubs and their care (e.g. what can grow where/be planted with what; growth rate etc.) and an ability to plan schemes in advance for subsequent seasons would be advantageous.


What we offer you:

  • Training and support to build new skills, additional training may be required dependent on your role.
  • The opportunity to use your skills to complement our work
  • The chance to share your skills and experience with others
  • A chance to meet lots of new people
  • The opportunity of working as part of a team of dedicated staff and volunteers


Commitment needed:       

Gardeners typically operate each Monday on a weekly basis


For more information, please call our Voluntary Services Team on 01253 952575

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