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Fulham Good Neighbours
Since 1966 Fulham Good Neighbours has supported older and disabled people in their homes and gardens, community and at our community centre, and now online.In 2019 we received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.Our projects aim to:• Tackle older people's concerns raised in 2019 local Older People’s Commission (LBHF). These related mainly to: 1. access to services; 2. loneliness and…
Description

To provide practical gardening assistance and support to older and disabled residents, in order to help them maintain their independence and remain safe, secure, comfortable and happy in their own home. The project builds inter-generational friendships, providing an opportunity also for those without gardens to enjoy maintaining the garden of someone who is unable to tend their own.

Duties

This could include:

• Agreeing what gardening tasks need to be carried out

• Carrying out the task or referring it staff where appropriate

• Improving garden security through trimming and planting

• Clearing up following any gardening tasks

• Exercising good practice and assisting with green waste collection arrangements where possible.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Our beneficiaries are older and disabled people living in Fulham who are housebound and isolated.
Training
No formal training is required. We will provide you with all the required information upon induction and provide you with volunteer guidelines.

We will provide you with a comprehensive Volunteer Handbook which will include guidance around Health & Safety, Lone Working, Safeguarding and other relevant policies and procedures.

Time commitment

We are looking for someone who could volunteer with us for 3 months or longer, for around 1 hour/week.

We will however consider your availability and aim to be as flexible as possible.

The length of tech support visits or calls will vary with each client. The volunteer support could take place weekly or could be on a one-off basis.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.