Grow hops and brew beer with care home residents in Bristol

Alive Activities
Alive Activities
Closing Date: 
Friday, 27 September, 2024 - 16:15
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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: Activity Support Volunteer for Hoppiness Project

Purpose of the role: Supporting elderly residents to engage in our monthly therapeutic activity sessions at two care home in Bristol.

You will help participants to engage in nature-based, multisensory activities and with each other, with the aim of improving their wellbeing in a holistic way (mentally, physically, cognitively, socially). We will grow hops and brew beer - brewery trip included!


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), reminiscence

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



Meadowcare Care Home

3 Belvedere Rd, Redland, Bristol BS6 7JG

Beaufort Grange Care Home

Long Down Ave, Bristol BS16 1AH



On Wednesdays, once or twice a month


Please note: We have more gardening support volunteering roles in other locations in and around Bristol available. Please get in touch for more info.

How to Apply: 

Please apply via email on 

Contact Person: 
Nadja Klose
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Postal Address: B Bond, Smeaton Rd