Gardening Support Volunteer: Helping others to garden

Windmill Hill City Farm
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

This is an opportunity to learn more about mental health difficulties and learning disabilities and activities that support better mental health and inclusion. You will develop experience of working in a Health and Social Care team in a community organisation.


Commitment (Days and Times):

  • Monday afternoons 13:15 – 15:30
  • 12 weeks minimum commitment


Main activities/ tasks

  • Assist individuals with support needs with day-to-day gardening tasks, harvesting for example, and help them feel at ease.
  • Develop an understanding of individual needs and monitor these with staff.
  • Support the group leader to run the gardening volunteering group with ease.

Skills, Experience and Qualities You Need

  • Good communication skills.
  • A friendly, welcoming, inclusive and non-judgemental approach to supporting all people.
  • Some experience of working with adults with mental health challenges and/or learning disabilities is helpful.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • An understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding.

Support and training:

  • Initial induction
  • Regular supervision, support, and training where appropriate to develop your skills in the areas you would like to focus on.
  • Volunteer meetings, with the opportunity to socialise with fellow volunteers and discuss project development.​​​​​​​



Closing Date: 
Sunday, 29 May, 2022 - 15:30
How to Apply: 

Complete our online application here.

Contact Person: 
Sarah Mountford
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 947 1194
Postal Address: 
Windmill Hill City Farm Philip St Bedminster BS3 4EA