SHED AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER

SHED AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER

Posted for Age UK Bexley

Posted by Bexley Voluntary Service Council

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To support the maintenance of our Men in Sheds building and garden space alongside our other shed members. To help make improvements to each space and develop our storage. Men in Sheds Bexley is a community wood workshop and garden space for older men. The project helps reduce loneliness, offers peer support, and promotes skill sharing.

What skills do I need?

• General outdoor maintenance- mowing lawn, compost upkeep, ensuring our outside space is tidy and presentable • Assisting shed members with the development and upkeep of the garden space • Encourage active participation of members in gardening activities • Development of our storage and wood store to ensure efficient use of space • General building maintenance and handyperson for any ad hoc tasks

Knowledge, skills and abilities: • Good knowledge of DIY and gardening • Good knowledge of safe working practices in the use of tools, materials, and personal protective equipment • Able to communicate effectively with older and vulnerable people • An understanding of the effects of social isolation and their importance for healthy living in older people

Person Specification: • A positive can-do attitude (essential) • Good listening and communication skills (essential) • Reliability and trustworthiness (essential) • Patience and sensitivity (essential) • Owns and can transport a lawnmower (desirable)

Posted for Age UK Bexley

Posted by Bexley Voluntary Service Council

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Bexley Voluntary Service Council website to express your interest.

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

When: 21/07/2021 - 21/07/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Location:

Men in Sheds
Christ Church Erith
Glebe Way
Erith
DA8 3DH

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Bexley Voluntary Service Council website to express your interest.

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