Jean Mackie Centre offers both overnight respite and day support to older people. People who attend look for the opportunity to become involved in meaningful, enjoyable activities which provide an opportunity to improve physical health and stimulation. The Centre is looking for two or three individuals who enjoy being with people, would enjoy the opportunity to become part of a gardening project, and could offer encouragement and support to those people attending the centre and who would enjoy and benefit from taking part in the project.
Working alongside individuals who attend the centre, this is an opportunity to develop and maintain a low maintenance garden, including sitting areas, safe walking areas, development of "sensory garden", growing vegetables, seasonal themes, and any other ideas you may have as agreed with those individuals who are interested in taking this forward. This opportunity will continue throughout the year, including outdoors work (weather permitting), and/or planting/growing pots indoors. Individuals who attend Jean Mackie Centre are keen to have a gardening project in which they can involve themselves, so if you are someone who enjoys not only gardening, but also the company of others, assisting them to fulfill their creative needs, please get in touch.
none specified - most organisations will work with volunteers aged 16 and over
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Ability to perform physical work to develop and maintain the garden
Ability to work alongside others
Ability to facilitate the garden project and to listen to and respect the ideas of others within the group
Ability to communicate with other people in the
Restrictions on who can volunteer
All volunteers would undertake a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check prior to commencing.
1 Kilmartin Way,
This is just around the corner from Queen Margaret Hospital and is served by a frequent bus service. The Dunfermline Queen Margaret railway station is also within walking distance.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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