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Self Employed Gardeners.
We Need You!

Volunteer Self Employed Gardeners

Self- Employed Gardeners we need you!

At the moment our founder, Ian Lumb is our one and only volunteer landscape gardener. We are keen to recruit more volunteer gardeners like Ian.  

Could you share your expertise, knowledge and skills with young people?

What's in it for you?

As a self-employed gardener you would work alongside a young person for one or two days a week. A maximum of four young people is recommended but not a requirement. The young person will help you carry out gardening tasks at your client sites. The young person would have a DBS and risk assessment in place. The charity pays the young person a wage.

Is it right for me?

You will need patience, understanding and kindness. The young people may have additional needs or have mental health issues that have previously prevented them from securing a permanent position. This 12-month work placement is 'a transition' into the world of work. As a mentor you will help the young person develop knowledge, skills and behaviours so that they can, at the end of the placement secure their own job or become self-employed gardeners. 

What else do I need to do?

You will need:

  • Experience and qualifications as a landscape gardener

  • Patience, understanding and kindness 

  • To prove you are able to work in the UK and provide ID. (passport, driving licence, birth certificate)

  • Clean Enhanced DBS so that you are cleared to work with young people

  • Willing to allow young people to use your gardening equipment in clients gardens (charity will replace broken equipment)

  • Driving licence and vehicle to transport young people to client gardens.

Do I have to pay the young person?

No, the charity pays the young person age related minimum wage. The young person is free to help you in your gardening work in exchange for valuable work experience. Win win!

Contact Debbie on 07904 813646 for a chat if you are interested in finding out more.

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