Chorley - Adult Disability Day Services

Chorley District Adult Disability Day Service Weldbank Lane, Chorley PR7 3NG - Chorley ADDS - Gardening support

Do you like gardening? 

Are you able to spend a few hours a week helping to maintain our garden? 

Do you love gardening?

Adult Disability Day Services are seeking enthusiastic Gardening Support Volunteers to help support gardening tasks. Having a well-maintained garden brings many positive rewards to the service users. The service operates using high quality services which are provided in a safe way.

Volunteers must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This is a flexible opportunity to suit weather conditions and based on your own availability.


As a Gardening Support volunteer you will be encouraged to:

Be able to encourage & assist service users to tend to small areas of the garden e.g., planting & maintaining spring/summer pots and baskets.

•   To include general maintenance and basic garden DIY

•   Encourage and spend some time chatting to the service user, helping to combat feelings of loneliness

•   Help to brighten up their day

•   Log your volunteering hours monthly online

•   Complete minimum level training and commit to further training relevant to role


Gardening Support volunteers need to:

•   Knowledge of garden plants, gardening / planting / DIY

•   Be a good communicator and listener

•   Be committed to providing a good and reliable service

•   Be patience and understanding

•   Be friendly, positive & approachable

•   Have a caring & empathic nature

•   Adhere to service guidelines and be aware of confidentiality


Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon