Gardening Club Volunteer  - Lyndhurst Road
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Gardening Club Volunteer - Lyndhurst Road

Project Background:      

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new addition to our projects, a 37 bed temporary accommodation hub on Lyndhurst Road. It is our hope that this will go some way to reducing the increasing number of rough sleepers on the streets of Worthing.

The building will be divided into contained flats that will provide temporary accommodation for different client groups; couples, women only, men only and mental health referrals.

The ground floor will also provide office space for Turning Tides staff, but also for a multi-agency team. Our aim is to create a more joined up and effective and efficient front to tackling homelessness locally.

 Location:

Lyndhurst Road, 22 Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2DF

 Time:

Flexible, mornings and afternoons throughout the week.

Role Purpose:

To be part of our new Gardening Club. As a team the Gardening Club will help transfrom and maintain the garden of Lyndhurst Road.

 Main duties:

Following some initial prep work tend to and help maintain the front garden of Lyndhurst Road.

Duties could include - Lawn mowing, weeding, planting, pruning and other general gardening activities.

To purchase plants with Project funds in agreement with Service Manager.

The group will meet throughout the year.

Additional requirements to be adhered to at all times:

  • To communicate with staff on duty.
  • To be flexible to the needs of the staff member on duty if these dictate that the duties of the Volunteer change slightly during the shift.
  • To abide by the Confidentiality and Professional Boundaries Policies at all times.
  • To maintain at all times the Ethos of Turning Tides, offering equal access to services regardless of gender, race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin, educational status or disability.

Commitment:

Hours and times can be flexible. Approximately 2 to 3 hours per fortnight. Monthly opportunities available too.

The project team will need to know agreed hours prior to volunteer attendance; however these can be flexible from morning, afternoon or evening.

Support offered:

Lyndhurst Road is staffed 24 hours a day, so there will always be staff on duty to assist volunteers if necessary, however staff will not be able to assist with gardening duties.

Equipment will be provided.

Occasionally residents from our Project may wish to assist with the gardening duties.

Requirements:

This role would ideally suit individuals with an interest in gardening.

Please note this role will require two character references.

Professional boundary and confidentiality training will be covered during the induction meeting.

For more information please contact our Volunteer Team on 01903 680743 or email volunteering@turning-tides.org.uk