Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales

Gardening Volunteer (The Knap)

Do you love gardening and want to make a difference in your community? Join us as a volunteer gardener at our beautiful memorial flower garden in the Knap, Barry.

Tŷ Hafan are working in partnership with The Vale of Glamorgan Council to create a memorial flower garden at The Knap in Barry.

The garden serves as a peaceful and reflective space for the local community to honour the memory of those who have passed away, and to remember loved ones, whether connected directly to the hospice or not.   

You will be part of a friendly team of volunteers who take care of our new plot of land in the Knap, Barry. You will help with seasonal gardening tasks throughout the year. 


Minimum age requirement: 18

Location: Lakeside, The Knap, Barry, CF62 6YU 

Time commitment: Flexible around your availability

If you want to help out without being tied to a schedule, this is a perfect "micro-volunteering" option for you. You can join in whenever you have some free time and make a difference.

As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

•  Weeding

•  Planting

•  Watering

•  General garden maintenance

•  Keeping grounds clean, tidy and presentable

•  Using small gardening tools

What skills will you need?

•  A warm and friendly disposition

•  The ability to work as part of a team and independently

•  The ability to work safely and to not endanger yourself or others and maintain a safe working environment

Here's what you can expect from our training program:

Full induction

Manual Handling training

Health and safety training

The benefits of becoming a Garden Volunteer

•  It's a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors

•  You can learn new skills, such as composting and pruning

•  You can make a positive impact on your community by helping to maintain and beautify public green spaces

•  Gardening can improve your physical and mental healthy by reducing stress, boosting mood and providing exercise

•  You can meet new people who share your passion for gardening and the environment

•  You can have fun while doing something meaningful and rewarding

Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a DBS check is not required for this role.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.