Volunteer Gardening Supervisor

Horticultural Therapy Trust

Name: Volunteer Gardening Supervisor
Organisation: Horticultural Therapy Trust
Location: Based in the Penlee Valley, Milehouse, Plymouth, PL4 7QH


This role is to assist with the work that is carried out in the community within the Plymouth area. It involves working with vulnerable adults to help them to achieve their goals and to boost their self esteem within the group. There are various sites where we work and there is always something different to do. Many of the properties are of assisted housing where our help to keep their gardens tidy is a very worth while cause.
Training will be given, own transport is helpful but not essential. Any successful volunteer will need a DBS which is arranged by the charity. Out of pocket expenses such as travel are covered.

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Organisation Description

A charity which uses horticulture as a therapy to support adults and Children with mental health challenges .


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Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Environment
  • Mental Health

Types of Activity

  • Caring
  • Community Work
  • Gardening
  • General and Helping
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


Volunteers would need to be empathic towards those with mental health challenges, good at listening,previous knowledge of gardening would help. Good at socialising.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

DBS Check, Interview