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Fulham Good Neighbours - Adopt a Garden



Details of the Charity:

Fulham Good Neighbours support mainly older people, including those with dementia, with practical tasks at home such as basic DIY, gardening, and decorating. We do what any good neighbour would: collect medication, escort to appointments, accompany shopping and take care of pets to name just a few of our free services. We also run a dedicated befriending scheme, a Digital Inclusion project and a range of social clubs to help beat isolation and loneliness.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Role

To provide practical gardening assistance and support to older householders, in order to help them maintain their independence and remain safe, secure, comfortable and happy in their own home.

This could include the following tasks:

  • agreeing what gardening tasks need to be carried out
  • carrying out the task or referring it staff where appropriate
  • improving garden security through trimming and planting
  • clearing up following any gardening tasks
  • exercising good practice and assisting with green waste collection arrangements where possible.

Time commitment

Usually you would need to commit around 2-3 hours on a monthly basis.

Location

You will be reporting to Fulham Good Neighbours main office, but you will conduct one to one support visits at the beneficiaries’ home.

What training will be necessary and available:

No formal training is required. We will provide you with all the required information upon induction and provide you with volunteer guidelines.

Skills Required:

•  A friendly and cheerful manner

•  An interest, experience and confidence in gardening allowing to go out independently;

• A reasonable level of fitness

• An ability to assess the task and to complete it safely

• An understanding of health and safety issues

• Good communication skills

• Reliability

•  To be able to recognise and work within personal and organisational boundaries

•  An understanding of the need for confidentiality

•  Willingness to work without direct supervision

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Imrpove your health and wellbeing through an active and dynamic role
  • Impart your time and skills from the benefit and safety of an older person
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you play a pivotal role in aiding an older person wellbeing
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