Host Organisation: Knutsford GROW

Furloughed or have some free time? - help GROW help others in Knutsford

Opportunity Interests: Environment/Conservation, Health and Wellbeing services, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, Social Activities
Type of Activity: Gardening
Location: Knutsford
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM

WE NEED - VOLUNTEERS especially now as some volunteers have to preventatively self-isolate.
We only work outdoors and have a safe working policy which conforms to the government's guidelines e.g. hand sanitisers provided, equipment sanitised and much more as detailed on our website www.KnutsfordGrow.org.uk.

This is what we do:
* To help disabled and elderly people to keep their gardens tidy in Knutsford
* Especially tackle loneliness by visiting and a chat through a closed window

* Can you spare a few hours once or twice a week to join our team of enthusiastic gardeners (some disabled themselves in some way or perhaps mental health survivors).
Volunteers can work one or two days a week to help people feel proud of their gardens and themselves again and combat social isolation.
You would receive a car mileage allowance, when meeting the team on site.
• Mow a lawn, clip a hedge, weed a garden, clear some garden refuse and be creative.
WE CAN OFFER
A car mileage allowance, when meeting the team on site.
WE PROVIDE!
Tools, equipment and training if required
Tea, coffee, cold drinks, and chocolate biscuits (to keep up your strength)
A mileage allowance.
WE GUARANTEE!
A sense of achievement and well being, if not weight loss but it could help you stay fit and healthy

YOU WILL PERHAPS HOPEFULLY
Make new friends

If you can only stay with us for a few months that's fine but if yiu want to stay longer that's fine too.

Volunteer Commitment: Short Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about gardening

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: Adults only please
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

HMRC mileage
Light refreshments

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Guidance and Training from GROW Coordinator.
Specialist training if required e.g, weed ID
And for the most keen if desired access to NVQ training subject to qualifying criteria

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Guidance and Training from GROW Coordinator.
Specialist training if required e.g, weed ID
And for the most keen if desired access to NVQ training subject to qualifying criteria