THIS IS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEER POSITION.
Alive is an award-winning charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people. We envision a world where older people live lives full of joy, meaning and connection.
Role title: Therapeutic Horticulture Volunteer at Robinson House Care Home (BS14 8ET)
Purpose of the role: Supporting elderly residents to engage in our weekly therapeutic gardening sessions at Robinson House care home in Bristol, BS14 8ET. You will help participants to engage in nature-based activities and with each other, with the aim of improving their wellbeing in a holistic way (mentally, physically, cognitively, socially).
What you will be doing:
Helping set up resources and materials for activities
Supporting participants socially and with nature- based activities (gardening and green crafts)
Passing on any queries or issues to project leaders
Helping pack away at end of session
What you could get out of it:
The good feeling of making someone’s day better
Connecting with the local community and meeting other like-minded volunteers
Learning/improving your gardening and social skills
Learning more about dementia and other illnesses and disabilities - training opportunities in the field
Experiencing the benefits of therapeutic horticulture
Exercise and spending time with nature
A reference or job experience
A sense of pride from helping to make a difference
304 Sturminster Rd, Bristol BS14 8ET
Twice a month, alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays
10:15 - 12:15
Please note: We have more gardening support volunteering roles in other locations in and around Bristol available. Please get in touch for more info.
Please contact Nadja at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07519534577