South Lakeland Children's Centres

Gardener / Groundsperson


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Be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as a Gardener.

Key Details 

  • Based at Kendal West Children’s Centre (Kendal Green, Kendal LA9 5PP) or Ulverston Children’s Centre (Lund Terrace, Ulverston, LA12 9BE).
  • Hours are occasional and very flexible to fit in with your own commitments.

Can you: 

  • Work independently?
  • Take pride in the progress you make?
  • Have an interest in, or knowledge of, gardening?


What you can expect: 

  • Our children’s centres have outdoor play areas, and some small landscaped beds by the entrances, all needing some love and attention.
  • You will be carrying out practical tasks to make the centre a thriving, welcoming and fun place to be.
  • You may be weeding, pruning, planting, sweeping, landscaping, maintaining or other general gardening tasks.
  • We are open to hearing your ideas about what to do with the spaces.
  • With your help, we can ensure that the outdoor areas are a safe and pleasant environment.


What we can offer: 

  • Feel the satisfaction of a job well done.
  • Full induction, training and support package.
  • Expenses paid.
  • Access to Action for Children's wellbeing resources.
  • Feel recognised, supported and proud to donate your time and experience to help vulnerable children and young people. 

If you have any further questions about the role, or need assistance with application form then please contact or 07855 161215 

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all persons particularly those who identify as Male, people with Disabilities, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation. 

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive. 


South Lakeland Children's Centres

We are commissioned by Cumbria County Council to deliver a 0-19 Child and Family Support Service across South Lakeland. We are based in 7 Children's Centres but also deliver work in schools, community venues and family homes. We work with children, young people and families and offer both universal and targeted support. This includes:

  • Advice and Information drop in sessions on a range of topics e.g. healthy eating, supporting children with additional needs, staying safe online
  • Play and learning sessions for pre-school children and their parents
  • Targeted group sessions to develop resilience, support parenting or improve emotional wellbeing
  • One to one support to meet the specific needs of children, young people and families
  • Signposting to partner agencies or specialist support

Action for Children works across the UK. From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for disabled children. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.