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Share Community

Share works with people with disabilities who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. We provide training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs. Share was founded in 1972. We are based in the London Borough of Wandsworth, but we work across the boroughs in London, supporting residents from Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Merton among others.

Application deadline: 

Are you an avid gardener, or do you want the opportunity to contribute your gardening skills to the maintenance of our beautiful gardens’ We have a site based at Springfield Hospital in Tooting which our students, along with our Horticulture Trainers, have developed and are continuing to maintain. You don’t need to have advanced gardening skills, we’d just like someone who is passionate about greenery and would like to volunteer to support our students with their development in the garden. We’ve got lots of exciting new projects on the go, so now is a great time to join in with the fun.

Role Aim: 

We provide training, personal development and educational opportunities to disabled people and those facing health-related barriers to employment, so that they can progress towards their individual goals for life, participation in the community and employment.

Duties: 

As a volunteer you’ll be supporting our students that have a range of disabilities to complete their work based training in the garden. You’ll support by assisting with garden maintenance, as well as educational, personal and social development of our students.

Skills needed: 

Our ideal volunteer would have a real interest in working with people with disabilities, along with a passion for horticulture. They’ll need to have some basic gardening skills, be able to work as part of a team and use their own initiative. Ideally they’ll have good communication skills, and be able to follow instructions and support others to excel. If you have any experience of teaching, that would be a bonus.

Training: 

You will receive a comprehensive induction. You’ll receive on-going support, an opportunity to develop your skills, and most of all a genuine opportunity to make a difference to people at risk of social isolation. The cost of your activities will be covered, and your travel will be reimbursed.

Location: 
64 Altenburg Gardens London SW11 1JL
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Role is available Mon-Fri, hours flexible.

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