Gardening & Animal Support Volunteers: Helping others to garden and care for animals

Windmill Hill City Farm
Windmill Hill City Farm
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2024 - 11:15
Contract Type: 
One 2 hour session a week
Details of Role: 

We have opportunites to support our volunteering groups who garden, those who care for our animals and those who both garden and feed our animals. These roles offer an excellent opportunity to learn more about mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities. You will be part of activities that support better mental health and inclusion. You will develop experience in a Health and Social Care team in a community organisation.

Commitment (Days and Times):

One morning session 10am – 12noon


One afternoon session 1.30pm – 3.30pm

12 weeks minimum commitment

Main activities/ tasks

  • Assist individuals with support needs with day-to-day gardening and animal care tasks, harvesting or mucking out 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 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.


How to Apply: 

Please complete our online application here or email Sarah Mountford for more information.

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