Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
When: 2 half days per week. Timings are flexible but ideally one of the half days would be committing to a Wednesday or Thursday morning or afternoon.
Role reports to: Tutor
Making a real difference in the lives of our members by helping at allotment sessions which are aimed at improving people’s wellbeing and building their confidence as part of our member group. You will support members at the allotment in partnership with the Technical Skills Tutor at regular sessions. If other members of staff would like to run a session at the allotment you will liaise around timings and be on site to support. Activities will be limited to 2 members at the allotment to ensure social distancing. When staff are on leave you might be asked to water the allotment.
Experience of keeping an allotment or gardening
Strong interpersonal communication skills with a particular focus on listening
Good time-keeping and reliability
Non-judgmental, patient and friendly
An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and maintaining boundaries
Be positive, productive and have a passion to help end homelessness
Motivate members of all abilities to take part in activities
When necessary, to help set up equipment before the group and help clear up equipment after the session
Feedback any challenges or opportunities that arise during session
Liaise with other members of staff who would like to use the allotment and facilirate by being on site and giving an introduction to the allotment
Be responsible for water the allotment if staff members are on leave
We expect volunteers to comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times.