Ecotherapy Allotment Volunteer

Description of the role:

Role Summary:
To attend regular weekly sessions to help tend and organise a successful allotment project helping people to improve and maintain their physical and mental well-being.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Give practical hands on help with various allotment duties, some digging, weeding, tending and harvesting.
• Work and share in the group supporting and encouraging participation
• Offer support and feedback to facilitators , befriending help to participants

Opportunity Activities: Community Work, Gardening
Start Date: 15th January 2018
End Date: 27th February 2018
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Skills and Abilities
• Good time keeping
• Reliable
• Awareness of others
• Good listener
• Supportive nature

Knowledge and Experience
• Some understanding of mental health and well being
• Some knowledge of horticulture or similar

Attitudes and Values
• Commitment to project
• Patience
• Non judgmental attitude
• Enjoying meeting people

What skills will be learned / gained?

In the opportunity volunteers will learn more about the local community services and experience first hand how the project supports emotional wellbeing.

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

Over 18

Mandatory training required for role: No
Extra information:

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Suffolk Mind
Organisation Profile:

Suffolk Mind is affiliated to Mind National and is committed to improving the lives of people with mental health issues.
To be a forward thinking, needs-led, evidence driven sustainable charity that promotes and protects mental wellbeing for all, providing a range of innovative services and programmes.