Canterbury City Community Centre

Gardening - Garden Care

Gardening – Garden Care  

Position Title: Garden Care Volunteer  


Section/Unit: Canterbury City Community Centre


Direct Supervision: Team Leader (on site)


Overall Supervision: Garden Care Coordinator


Position Description:

To provide a service that supports older clients in the Inner West and Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Areas to remain independent and well by assisting with their gardening needs.


Duties and Responsibilities:




Together with other Garden Care staff and volunteers undertake a range of tasks to help convert gardens into low maintenance. These tasks include, but are not limited to:


  • Weeding
  • Pruning and Trimming
  • Raking and Sweeping
  • Mulching
  • Shaping beds
  • De-potting and Transplanting plants
  • Clearing Vines
  • Placing all green waste into relevant receptacles for collection
  • Directing any further client needs to the Team Leader for the day




  • Ability to relate well to clients and other staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisor
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Reliability as a team member
  • Understanding of the importance of the principle of consumer directed care
  • An interest in gardening



  • Commitment to participate in training, development and support meetings.
  • Participation in “Volunteer Essentials” training



 We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.


Start Date: This is an ongoing, open position.