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Gardener/Disability Support Worker - Richmond - # 7693

  • Location: Richmond NSW
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Type of work
    • Disability Support
    • Garden Maintenance
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    3 - 10 hours per week between Mon - Sat

  • Training

    On the job training and disability specific. Training sessions are held at Richmond.

This is a dual role for someone interested in disability support and gardening. As a volunteer you will work and develop the skills of people with disabilities in a broad range of program areas. The programs run everyday. Volunteers will need to make a commitment to this role for the medium to long term.

It is also desirable that the volunteer can demonstrate through experience the ability to provide hands on support to the Garden Manager and the great band of volunteers supporting the garden and its vision.

The Secret Garden & Nursery is a NFP public garden and nursery set on five beautiful acres in Richmond. It is also a horticulture as therapy garden, offering a safe, supportive and educational environment where people with mental illness and disabilities can learn horticultural skills through the Food for Thought program. Gardening experience, patience and intermediate level of English required.

Benefits:
- Meet new people
- Develop new skills
- Make a worthwhile contribution to the community.


Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.

If this your first time volunteering or your first time volunteering in Australia you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday to learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.


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