Crafters

Bridge Community Farm
Published
November 5, 2019
Location
Ellesmere Port
Category
Opportunity Type
Posted By
Chester VA
Benefits
Community
Skill
Role Specific
Activities
Art
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Bridge Wellness Gardens (BWG) is set up to provide a therapeutic environment for those with learning difficulties and mental health issues, and outdoor study facilities for children and young people. We also offer work experience to those of any age who want to prepare themselves for permanent employment elsewhere.

We need to recruit more volunteers to help us “grow better lives”. Located on our farm in Ellesmere Port, the volunteering roles are many and varied. If you like to work with, and support, people of all ages coping with varying degrees of mental health or life-long learning difficulties, do call us!

We’re looking for:

Crafters making fun craft items from recycled pallets and other timber for resale. Or you may prefer to work on hand made cards, or whatever floats your boat! We’re up for new craft activities if you have a special skill or interest, and are prepared to share that skill and interest with our clients.
Typical hours 10.00 – 2.00 Tues – Fri. Select the day/days of the week which suit you best.

How we work

You will be championed by our Admin Lead, and volunteer co-ordinator, Amy Nelson. Amy will give you an induction and discuss with you your skills and relevant experience, and your availability and preferred volunteering days and times. She’ll arrange your DBS check and your Safeguarding and H&S training if required. Amy will be your main point of contact in terms of planning your volunteering shifts until a volunteer “Day Leader” is appointed for your department and day. This might be you, of course!!

Periodically we will hold special “volunteer perspective” meetings when Clair (Farm & Wellness Manager) and Francis (chair of Trustees) will bring you up to date with general developments and seek your input into how we can improve the effectiveness and smooth running of your area, and “grow even better lives”!

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.