Gardening Volunteer

Leonard Cheshire

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and flexible volunteers to provide additional support to people who use our services on a 1-1 or group basis, independently or with other staff/volunteers dependent on activity/numbers taking part

Specific tasks and duties

  • Supporting adults with physical disabilities to take part in group/ 1-1 activities or general garden duties. 
  • Activities may take place within Leonard Cheshire premises or within the community. 
  • Be familiar with the risk assessment for the role.
  • Attend regular review and support meetings every 6 months.

Skills needed

  • Positive attitude to working with disabled people
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Willingness to attend training
  • Committed to working within our aims, values, policies and procedures


Training and support

Full induction training including;

  • Information on Leonard Cheshire
  • Leonard Cheshire’s policies and procedures, including boundaries
  • Disability rights & Communication
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)


Supervision and support

All new volunteers will be introduced to relevant paid staff and other volunteers they may come into contact with.

This role will have an initial six week trial period.

Regular group review and support meetings will be arranged on a six-monthly basis.  Additional one-to-one support meetings can also be arranged if required.


Application Requirements

  • Application form, two references, informal interview
  •  Access NI Disclosure

Closing Date

Sunday / 31 January 2021 5:00pm

Contact Details

For more information please click on the link below or email [email protected]



12 Derryvolgie Avenue