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About the organisation

Centra Care and Support (Clarion)

Centra Care & Support is a registered charity, part of Clarion Housing Group, a social landlord providing affordable homes and delivering one of the country’s largest social investment programmes.

Activities include residential care homes, sheltered housing projects, shared accommodation and also floating support provided to people in their homes.

We provide support services to vulnerable groups in society including young people with complex needs, people with mental health difficulties, people with learning disabilities, older people, vulnerable families in the community and ex-offenders who also have mental health needs.

Application deadline: 

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you are interested in conservation and/ or growing vegetables. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Food Growing Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

All volunteers receive expenses, thorough training, shadowing opportunities, and DBS checks.

Role Aim: 

Providing practical support and guidance about growing food to a group of Older People. This role requires some experience of growing your own food.


? Build a positive, non-judgmental relationship with a group of service users from Centra’s Older People’s Service.

* Help develop gardening skills and knowledge specific to growing food, through group workshops, individually tailored support, guidance and encouragement.

* Work with service users to set up a Gardening Club within the scheme.

* Work with service users and external partners to develop a food growing scheme which fulfils the needs and interests of scheme residents.

Skills needed: 

Gardening, food growing skills


Introduction to Boundaries

Personal Safety

Safeguarding Adults + optional training sessions


Various Locations across London
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Monday to Friday 9 - 5pm
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here