Denecroft is a small residential home in Guildford for six people with learning disabilities and sight loss.
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 and watering.
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 sight loss
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)
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.
We don't underestimate people
SeeAbility encourages 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: some big, some small, all extraordinary.
They challenge us all to rethink disability.
SeeAbility provides extraordinary support and champions better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss.
Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 200 years.
Help us rethink disability.
Patron: HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO. SeeAbility is the operating name of The Royal School for the Blind.
Registered Charity Number 255913