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Garden Volunteer at Ripon Walled Garden

Garden Volunteer at Ripon Walled Garden
Ripon Community Link (RCL) at Ripon Walled Garden & St Wilfrid's Bungalow
Description of the role:

We are situated in the walled kitchen garden of the former Bishop of Ripon’s Palace. We provide horticultural training for adults with learning disabilities as well as work experience placements for local secondary schools.
*Customer service volunteers are required to staff the new shop.
*General volunteers working in the walled garden with general tasks such as potting up, assembling hanging baskets
*Support members achieve their life goals through horticulture
*Support members with woodwork skills

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

If you have gardening or woodworking skills we would love to hear from you.
A knowledge and understanding of supporting young people and adults with learning difficulties is desirable but not essential. Volunteers will be supported by the staff team until they feel confident to support members in their tasks.
Tasks are completed outside in all weathers, so we appreciate volunteers who appreciate working outdoors.

Practical information:

Own transport required.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Ripon Walled Garden
Palace Road
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 18.04.2019
Organisation Information

The Walled Garden is a Victorian kitchen garden open to visitors and the community. With a garden nursery, tea room, shop and orchard, supporting people with disabilities.
Ripon Community Link supports young people and adults with learning disabilities to learn and develop skills and grow in confidence.
Our Members can enjoy learning about horticulture and retail in the gardens.They also learn about catering, in the Tea Room and our fortnightly "pop up cafe", and practice newly acquired skills in our partnership with Sunnyfield Lodge Care Home.
This is in addition to a varied programme of activities designed to support learning needs including numeracy, literacy, drama, music, swimming, arts and crafts, conservation plus much more!

Charity number: 1049030