Gardening volunteers will:
Support patients who are approaching end of life through maintaining the grounds of Teesside Hospice.
Support family member to be able to go and have a break safe in the surrounding gardens.
Maintaining the grounds to provide therapeutic care and interaction to patients.
Maintain outside of the ward environment to allow them the freedom to walk around.
To act as an ambassador for Teesside Hospice and promote the hospice service.
Your role will include:
Planting, moving, maintenance of the lawns.
Leaf clearance, path clearance, mulching, pruning, weeding.
Perform horticultural tasks to develop, enhance, and conserve the garden.
Removing weeds and general garden maintenance.
Maintenance of trees, shrubs, and plants, as well as moving grass.
Show respect, good manners, workplace etiquette
Adhere to all hospice policies and procedures
Compassion and empathy
A love of the outdoors and enjoyment of nature
Creativity and a passion for horticulture
Ability to work alone and as part of team
Polite and approachable
Policy and service development:
Act as an ambassador for Teesside Hospice and promote the service
Teesside Hospice mandatory training
Volunteer induction training
Any other training identified as appropriate to the role- including communication skills.
Your commitment to this role will be discussed on an individual basis. We ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week
The unit team will provide you with any information updates, training opportunities and upcoming events on a regular basis.
Users of the service:
All patients, carers, visitors and staff within Teesside Hospice Care Foundation
Volunteer polo shirt (provided)
Teesside Hospice volunteer badge (provided)