To support the maintenance of the scheme’s communal gardens to ensure that they are attractive, welcoming and stimulating environments in which our customers can relax or be active.

Key Responsibilities;

• Communicate with customers to understand and create gardens inspired by their requirements and feedback.

• Encourage customers to actively participate in gardening to the best of their physical ability.

• Plant and maintain seasonal plants.

• Mow, trim and fertilise green spaces.

• Mulch, edge and weed gardens.

• Prune and trim trees and bushes

• Maintain gardening equipment and machinery, like mowers, trimmers and leaf blowers.

• Monitor and maintain the health of plants

• Deal with pest problems that could damage plants. • Keep gardens and green spaces safe environments, clear of debris and litter.


• Ability to safely use and store gardening equipment, fertilisers and pesticides.

• Ability to apply manual handling best-practice whilst conducting physical activities.

• Ability to design attractive landscaping that is attractive, welcoming and stimulating.

• Passionate about gardening, with an appreciation for the health and wellbeing benefits that gardens and gardening can provide to customer.

• An effective communicator who is able to encourage customer to use communal gardens and actively participate in their maintenance.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Our gardeners are very relaxed and don't have specific shift patterns but rather areas they are responsible for. This can be arranged on a specific basis.


St Crispin Retirement Village
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