Role will involve keeping shrubs tidy, outside our office in Lowestoft. Initial help will be provided to cut back shrubs to a reasonable level, but thereafter monthly tidying only required, but volunteer(s) can do more if they would like. Small area, formerly a small garden where wedding photos were taken (we are in a former County Registrar's office). Small amount of weeding as shrubs are ground-cover type. We also have spring bulbs that look after themselves on the whole!
Interest in gardening, and an interest in seeing a small garden look neat and tidy.
Working with others. Citizens Advice has a small 'army' of really valuable volunteers in all sorts of roles, from all sorts of backgrounds. Opportunity to 'grow' with an amazing bunch of people.
Volunteers will need to be familiar and aware of Health and Safety issues. They would need to read and sign our Health and Safety Policy.
Volunteers can select the times they would like to work in our garden to suit themselves.
We will supply tools, but volunteers can use they own if they prefer.
Citizens Advice North East Suffolk provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
The service aims are:
• To provide the advice people need for the problems they face
• To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.
In furtherance of these aims NESCAB provides holistic, quality assured advice across a wide range of subjects including debt, benefits, housing, employment, family matters, consumer, discrimination, utilities, health, financial matters, immigration, tax and legal problems. Our advisers are trained to consider not only the presenting problem but also to identify other issues that impact on the client. In addition we provide advocacy and formal representation.
Over and above our value to our local community via the free advice service we provide, we support and strengthen other community-focused organisations via a local partnership, and invest time in our volunteers who gain new skills and satisfaction from community engagement.