ID: 106431

Volunteer Gardener - Mount Druitt

Community Services Ongoing commitment Mount Druitt NSW

About this opportunity

The Caroline Chisholm Centre for Social Justice is a drop-in centre located in Mount Druitt, Sydney. The service provides a range of supports to community members in the Western Sydney region. The centre aims to reduce the impact of socio-economic disadvantage by increasing opportunities for community participation and social inclusion.

At the Caroline Chisolm Centre, we strive to empower our community members, and to build resilience and self-determination through the delivery of person centred supports.

Caroline Chisholm Centre for Social Justice provides assistance in various forms of client support through:
• Emergency Financial Aid: e.g. food assistance and vouchers, emergency clothing, bill assistance
• Financial Programs including: No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) and Money Management support
• Case Management Support: Supporting clients to understand their rights, advocacy and assistance with housing matters, participation in activities designed to develop living skills, and assessment and referral support.
• Educational support: Clemente Australia Program, TAFE Outreach Program,
• Community Participation – Personal Growth Programs, Mindfulness Groups, Art Therapy, Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, Ongoing activities that respond to the identified needs of our local community.

We need a volunteer who can help us to provide a safe and professional service to all clients and visitors to Caroline Chisholm Centre, and to support us to make best use of garden and common areas of our architecturally designed service space.

The Volunteer Gardener supports our work by:
• Maintaining our garden and common areas to ensure that they are safe and present as well attended.
• Design and develop existing areas so that they can be used to their best potential.
• Maintain grass and foliage areas to reduce risk of infestation and wildlife inhabitation.

To be successful in the role you will need:
• Intermediate gardening or landscaping experience. Passionate home gardeners are more than welcome
• Ability to work well with others including team members and members of the public.
• Knowledge and experience of the safe operation of garden machinery and tools e.g. Lawn mower, whipper snipper, blower, garden shears
• A good understanding of Workplace Health and Safety and commitment to observing safety procedures

Volunteers will benefit in the following ways:
• The opportunity to develop new skills and experience within a supportive environment
• Ongoing management support, supervision and workforce capacity building
• The opportunity to utilise your existing skills and expertise to contribute to the development of a range of services and supports offered at the Caroline Chisholm Centre

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Timings are flexible, although we are looking for someone who can attend regularly and commit for at least 3-6 months.

Type of work
  • Garden Maintenance

An introduction to the organisation and the Centre's work.