By Sarah Mountford.
Ever wanted to get to know some of the amazing older people that live in your area? Or share your passion for gardening and nature with someone who spends most their time indoors? Well now’s your chance!
Alive’s is looking for green fingered people to becoming Growing Support volunteers, to assist with one of our fun and engaging gardening groups. Alive is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers. Our ‘Growing Support’ Social and Therapeutic Horticulture workshops connect participants to their gardens and allow them the chance to participate in a social group, helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
If you are friendly and have an interest in helping others to garden, this is the role for you. You will support our some of the most vulnerable members of your community to have fun while they continue their hobby. You will volunteer alongside an expert Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Facilitator to help care home residents access all the benefits of taking part in fun activities, whenever possible, outside in the garden.
Our summer induction is taking place on Tuesday 7th August at 2pm; join our team of volunteers at the height of summer.
Sarah Mountford, Volunteer co-ordinator is available to answer questions by contacting sarahm@aliveactivities or 0117 377 4756. For further information about Alive please see: www.aliveactivities.org.