Passionate Planters

Supporting our customers to plant and cultivate vegetables, plants and flowers and take part in outdoor activities.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Support planting and cultivation of plants and flowers

Skill and Qualifications Required:

A Basic Knowledge of Gardening and Horticulture
Agree to attend basic training and complete online Health and Safety courses

Areas of Interest: Addiction, Conservation, Craft, Environment, Ex-offenders, Homeless, Housing, Mental Health, Public events, Refugees
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, Short term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Gardening, Hostels, Mentoring, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Outdoor work, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Jigsaw Support
Organisation Profile: In July 2019 Jigsaw Group launched a new Community Benefits Society, Jigsaw Support, which brings all our support services together under one umbrella. This includes our award winning Housing First project, Bridges domestic abuse support, supported housing, women's refuge, housing advice services and more. As part of Jigsaw Support we offer a range of Volunteering and Customer Peer Mentoring in our supported housing and outreach services. We encourage people from a range of backgrounds and communities to get involved and support our customers to overcome barriers and make positive choices. Some of our volunteers have lived experience and others are people from the wider community who wish to share their skills and interests to make a real difference. We have currently a range of projects including out My Time programme of activities and groups which focus on building people's skills, arts and carfts, sports, basic cooking, managing money and confidence building.