About the opportunity
We are looking for volunteers to support our new Neighbour Scheme gardening project.
We would like people who are willing to dig and work hard and aren't afraid of getting muddy. This group will meet once a week at our local allotment plot. We would like volunteers who are active listeners, able to be supportive and encouraging.
The Neighbour Scheme is an exciting new project which brings local people together in activities to promote wellbeing. We are working with 6 Sparkhill GP practices who refer people into our services.
About The Springfield Project
The Springfield Project is a Birmingham-based charity with a passion for our local community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support.
The Project developed from St Christopher's Church's commitment to supporting families in the local area and sharing God's love in our community.
We work in partnership with Birmingham City Council to deliver children's centre services providing activities and support for families with children under 5.
We run the Neighbour Scheme, a social prescription project between local GPs and the Springfield Project, working to reduce isolation and improve the mental wellbeing of adults referred by their GP or self-referred.
What are they looking for?
We are looking for volunteers who understand the importance of meaningful activity, particularly gardening, on the mental and physical wellbeing of people who may experience social isolation.
This is an outdoors activity, which requires the ability to dig- suitable for those who don't mind getting a bit muddy! No gardening knowledge required; we can train you.
Volunteers will need to provide their own weather-appropriate clothing and suitable, sturdy footwear. Reasonable travel expenses can be covered.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Rosalyn Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org saying why you would be a good person for the role, as well as your post code.
Ref: EXPIRED - LF740 | Published: 18th Jul 2016