Denecroft is a small residential home in Guildford for six people with learning disabilities, autism and vision impairment.
Would you like to help make our courtyard garden a lovely relaxing space where people can enjoy its scents and textures?
If so, we would love to hear from you.
What you will be doing:
Routine garden maintenance, planting, watering, weeding.
Opportunity to improve the garden, be creative and add in more features and flowers to appeal to all the senses.
As it's a container garden there is no mowing!
We are looking for someone who:
Loves gardening and being outside
Would like to use their gardening skills and knowledge to make a difference in the local community
Has a few hours to spare on a regular basis
Is patient, caring and considerate of the needs of people with learning disabilities and vision impairment.
Is enthusiastic and self motivated and able to use their own initiative to decide what tasks to prioritise
Is happy to work alone in the garden (there will always be staff available in the house to answer questions when needed) or you can volunteer with a friend.
What we offer:
You will be become part of a friendly and caring small community of staff and residents
A chance to gain skills and experience while giving something back to your local community
Support from the Volunteer Coordinator as your main point of contact
A flexible role which you can do on the days and times that suit you
Full induction and safeguarding training
Reasonable volunteer expenses
We will need a clear DBS check and satisfactory references before volunteering can begin.
Denecroft is a small residential home for up to 6 adults with learning disabilities, autism and vision impairment. It is situated near to London Road, Guildford close to GLive.
Volunteers help the people who live there to do the things they love and be active in the community.
We provide specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.
We don't underestimate people.
We encourage people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society.
The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day - they challenge us all to think about what’s possible and to rethink disability.
Our aim is that people we support are able to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible; whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.
Our self-advocacy, influencing, supported employment and research programmes mean more people with disabilities are able to change attitudes, influence service provision and change policies towards people with disabilities.