Volunteer Gardener

Bitterne, Southampton
10 Aug 2018
10 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Temporary, Voluntary, Unpaid

Do you have green fingers? Are you keen to work with plants? We are looking for volunteers who enjoy being outdoors to work in the garden at a residential care home. We have a summer fete coming up on the 1st of September and we are searching for volunteers to help clean up our garden in time!


The volunteer will carry out general gardening and maintenance duties including:

  • General tidying of our garden areas
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Pruning

About You:

We are looking for dedicated individuals with some knowledge of gardening and/or food growing. If you have skills and experience, or just enthusiasm and a willingness to help, we would love for you to help us develop our garden. The role would suit someone who has the following qualities and skills:

  • Friendly
  • Knowledge/experience preferred, or an interest and enthusiasm in gardening
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Reliability


  • Support your local community and people
  • Gardening experience
  • Personal satisfaction

Hours: We are looking for volunteers who will commit to a few hours helping in the garden. The days and times are flexible.

Training and support:

  • As a volunteer you will be given an induction when you start
  • A staff member will support you throughout your time as a volunteer
  • We will provide training when necessary

Start date: Immediately

Further Information: A DBS check is required





Please note this opportunity is unpaid, and it is for students who undertake compulsory placements as part of their course. Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. With overseas placements or internships it is worth noting that some companies may charge additional fees and should be thoroughly researched before committing. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact employers@solent.ac.uk




Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities:





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