We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our Garden project. The Garden project is based on the principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and aims to help people with their recovery from mental ill health. There are four 2.5 hour sessions per week for up to 12 co-workers (the name we give our beneficiaries). The sessions are led by the Garden Project Lead with the support of four volunteers. The sessions involve horticultural activities, seasonal activities, conservation, cooking and other outdoor crafts.
We are looking for people with great communication skills who will be able to talk openly with co-workers about their health and progress and demonstrate sensitivity towards the individual needs of the co-workers. The ability to work as part of a team is a key aspect of this role. Gardening knowledge is also desirable. Please note, this role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. For a full role description or to apply to be a volunteer, please go to our website: https://www.sydenhamgarden.org.uk/supporting-us/volunteering/
Founded in 2002, Sydenham Garden is a registered charity involved in improving the health and well being of residents living in Lewisham, Bromley and south east London. We provide gardening and creative opportunities for our co-workers referred from organisations and health sector agencies.
Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham. Volunteers play an important role in helping to support people coping with mental illness to re-establish themselves in the community, through gardening activities.