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:
Mentors to work with, and support, our wellness clients working in the gardens, poly tunnels and fields on the farm, or in our craft centre.
Typical hours 10.00–2.00 Tuesdays to Fridays. Select the day/days which suit you best.
How we work
You will be championed by our Admin Lead, and volunteer co-ordinator, Dave Ashton. Dave will give you an induction and discuss with you your skills and relevant experience, and your availability and preferred volunteering days and times. He’ll arrange your DBS check and your Safeguarding and H&S training if required. Dave 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”!