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Volunteer Gardener

Come join our volunteering team to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ranked 2023 Q3 by Best Companies as the 6th best charity to work for in the UK, Medaille Trust is one of the UK’s leading charities in the fight against modern slavery. Our innovative model is based on three principles: Prevent, Protect and Pursue.  We are one of the UK’s largest providers of survivor services, with ten safehouses and six outreach hubs, staffed round the clock by specialist staff, working with more than 600 men, women and dependent children each year.  We work to raise awareness in the UK and to provide preventive work in source countries. Our Pursue work helps survivors to engage with police and within the legal  system to seek justice and to secure convictions against their perpetrators.

We are seeking a green-fingered gardening extraordinaire to help service users grow, maintain and harvest their own plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Our Waltham Forest service is looking for a Gardening Volunteer to help support us with gardening and working alongside service users to teach them all things gardening related, tasks will include:

  • Digging, planting, maintaining, harvesting of plants / flowers and general gardening duties.
  • Sharing knowledge of plants, flowers and food cultivation with service users.
  • Organising gardening activities for service user participation, helping service users to socialise within a group setting.
  • Helping service users to socialise within a group setting.
  • Offering a safe and comfortable experience for all service users, showing awareness of service users’ varying physical and mental well-being needs.
  • Making refreshments/drinks, helping to set up and tidy up group space.

We recognise the importance of wellbeing and being in nature, so we are looking for a Gardening Volunteer extraordinaire to help us maintain our garden alongside our service users. Teaching them the skills of planting, maintaining, and harvesting their own food.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience and motivations. Whatever your reason for deciding to volunteer, we want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and know just how much we value your support.

Volunteers need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be female as this role is restricted for females under the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010
  • Have a good standard of spoken and written English
  • Have experience or qualifications in gardening, cultivation and harvesting of plants and flowers
  • Be willing to have an enhanced DBS check

To apply please complete an application form and email it to volunteering@medaille-trust.org.uk

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