Gardening - Gardener (Community Garden)

Gardening – Gardener   (Community Garden)

Position Title: Gardener (Community Gardner)

 

Section/Unit: Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre

 

 Location: Chester Hill Community Garden

 

Overall Supervision: Quan-Minh Chau

 

Position Description:

Do you like gardening, stay active, make new friends, learn about sustainable and communal gardening practices, and enjoy a social morning tea? Do you like to support disadvantaged community members to grow their own food, and support them into English, vocational education and employment opportunities linked to horticulture and nutrition? Then come and join our community garden as a Volunteer Gardener!

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

General:

 

The Chester Hill Community Garden is a place to build connections and friendship, promote health and wellbeing, cultural awareness and fosters a sense of belonging to the community through active involvement in the garden. 

As a volunteer Volunteer Gardener you will assist the Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre with some of the following tasks:

-          Upkeep of the Chester Hill Community Garden, this will include weeding, planting, watering, harvesting, mulching, composting, and keeping the garden clean and tidy

-          Upkeep of Children area for our nature based playgroup

 

 

This position is suitable for:

 

  • Centrelink volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Traveling Volunteers

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS/ ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

 

The Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre Community Strengthening Program is looking for volunteers who are passionate about promoting peace, intercultural understanding, and sustainability. Most gardening activities we run focus on engaging, educating, empowering disadvantaged residents to increase their community connections, develop horticulture & nutrition skills. Volunteers need the ability to undertake tasks with minimal supervision, the ability to speak a relevant community language, such as Arabic or Vietnamese is highly desirable.

 

 

  • An interest in gardening
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children check (WWC)
  • Gardening gloves and a hat

 

TRAINING/SUPERVISION PROVIDED:

Volunteers will be provided with a volunteer induction and will have access gardening workshops and community garden trips and volunteer training offered by the centre and network partners.

OTHER COMMENTS:

 We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

 

Start Date: Immediate Start. This is an ongoing position, minimum 3 months, min 2- 3 hours per week, Morning and afternoon times available.