Vacancies


Social and Therapeutic Gardening Volunteers 

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to assist our Horticulture Facilitators. 
Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community. To combat this we're looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to garden, to support our work with older people and people with dementia in and around Bristol.  As well as our existing homes we have just started working with four new homes as part of a joint project with Bristol Aging Better and are keen to recruit more volunteers to help in these sessions too.

You will volunteer alongside an expert Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Facilitator to help care home residents access all the benefits of taking part in fun activities, whenever possible, outside in the garden.

The deadline for applications is 12th June, informal interviews will take place on 13th June and Induction Training is on 19th June.

In return, we offer

  • Training and support
  • The chance to learn new skills and have fun
  • An opportunity to support some of the most vulnerable members of your community
  • Travel expenses

To apply

Please download and return the relevant application form for the area you would like to volunteer in.

For more information download the role description or contact Sarah on 07581 281 578/ volunteers@growingsupport.co.uk


 

Fundraising Assistant (Volunteer)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated volunteer to assist our Fundraising team. Through this role you will gain experience in a wide range of interesting fundraising projects, from events fundraising and corporate fundraising to individual giving.

We passionately believe that all older people in care should feel connected to the world around them, our range of highly successful and innovative projects aim to make this possible. We run intergenerational projects connecting school children with care home residents through art and technology, and partnerships with museums, galleries and universities to give older people access to culture, community and new experiences.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant and innovative charity, and to help bring enjoyment and vitality to some of the most vulnerable older people in society.

To apply or find out more about the role, please call Sarah Chapman on 0117 377 4756, or send your C.V to sarahc@aliveactivities.org.