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Volunteer Gardening Co-ordinator

YMCA Port Talbot


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About YMCA Port Talbot

Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages. At Port Talbot YMCA we’re passionate about supporting young people in our community to build... Read more

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]Community Work, Homelessness and Housing

The Volunteer Gardening Co-ordinator will be responsible for delivering 12 hours per week of horticulture work with young vulnerable adults. This will include the growing of fresh produce in both the YMCA garden and the allotment. The main purpose of the project will be to teach the young adults the values in growing and eating fresh produce and creating an environment which promotes good mental health. The successful volunteer will be required to drive a mini-bus, have a good rapport with vulnerable adults and a good knowledge of horticulture. Hours will be flexible but will take place on weekdays. The individual will be subject to a DBS check before they can start volunteering. Travel expenses will be paid.


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Group activity

Premises type: Office based, but activities may take place outside Neath Port Talbot

Public transport: Bus and train station near by

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Is this role flexible? Yes

Min hours expected per week: 12 hours

Min period of commitment: Six months

Requirements: Ability to drive a mini-bus, have a good rapport with vulnerable adults and a good knowledge of horticulture.

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Mentoring/buddying

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers

Training provided: To be discussed

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport