Gawler Health Service

Volunteer Gardener

Summary of Responsibilities

 To provide a gardening support service to GHS, including – weeding, mowing and general light garden maintenance as directed.


  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • General light garden maintenance

Essential Attributes

  • Trade or gardening background is an advantage
  • Good with hands on work
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work with hand tools and substances related to a gardening role
  • Mature, confident and caring
  • Understanding of Security and safety issues
  • Ability to use initiative and be responsible
  • Flexible in approach and responsive
  • Respect confidentiality and privacy
  • Reliability and honesty
  • An ability and willingness to follow direction
  • A tolerance for activity and a busy workplace
  • Ability to work independently
  • Physically fit to complete tasks required
  • An ability to work in a team based environment

Special Requirements

  •  Attend annual orientation training
  • Attend appropriate OH&S training sessions
  • Attend Cultural Awareness training


Appropriate ongoing training is provided.  


  • Work within the guidelines of the GHS Volunteer Program;
  • Be appropriately attired when volunteering for GHS;
  • Follow the directions of the Manager, Volunteer Programs or any other persons who have authorised roles;
  • Respect for patients and confidentiality by maintaining confidentiality at all times (volunteers are not permitted to disclose information about patients under any circumstances);
  • Volunteer are expected to be reliable and to give adequate notice of their inability to attend;
  • Volunteers will stay home if unwell.
  • Volunteer must have or undertake the completion of Aged, Working with Children and NDIS Police clearances (at no cost to you as a volunteer) NOTE: 100 points of ID are required.  To achieve the 100 points, examples: - Birth Certificate / Passport  / Driver’s License or other photo ID. / Bank Card. / Medicare Card /  Centrelink Card / Utilities Account.
  • Volunteers must be up to date with COVID vaccinations, ie double vaccinated plus booster


SA Health acknowledges culture and identity as being integral to Aboriginal health and wellbeing and is committed to improving the health of Aboriginal people.

SA Health vision for Reconciliation is the gap is closed on Aboriginal health disadvantage; and Aboriginal people share the same rights, respect and access to opportunities and benefits as all South Australians.