Community Garden Assistant

Active Choices. Active Gardeners.

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Jewish Community Services Inc (JCS) provides a number of volunteering opportunities to support and encourage individuals wanting to use their knowledge, enthusiasm and further develop their skills and experience.

We are currently seeking individuals who have a passion for gardening and to volunteer as a Community Garden Assistant in our new Active Choices. Active Gardeners program.

As a Community Garden Assistant, you will use your knowledge and love for gardening to assist eligible clients establish and/ or maintain a small area such as a vegetable patch, herb garden, flower bed or assist with basic & light garden maintenance. Community Garden Volunteers provide one to one support in the client’s home, and encourage maximum participation to promote active ageing and a philosophy of ‘doing with’ rather than ‘doing for’.

In this rewarding role, you will carry out some of the following tasks:

  • Encourage clients to participate in basic home gardening tasks using JCS supplied gardening tools and equipment;
  • Assist the client undertake basic and various gardening activities including planting, watering, pruning, maintaining garden beds and harvesting produce;
  • Assist clients to make relevant choices with regard to setting up and/or maintaining a small garden area;
  • In consultation with the client, provide guidance and general advice about suitable materials, plants; and other     items required to undertake the tasks;

Like to learn more about this role?

To view the position description, click here

Contact:

Emmon Wang, Coordinator, Home & Community Support Program

8363 5400 or email emmon@jcssa.asn.au

 

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“Active Choices. Active Gardeners” is supported through funding received by SA Department of Health (Office for the Ageing) as part of the 2014/2015 Grants for Seniors program

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