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Role Type: Wellbeing Garden Volunteer
0131 225 6963
We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2022 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.
The CHSS Growchapel project based in Drumchapel, is a Glasgow City Council initiative aimed at improving health and wellbeing through the benefits of creating and managing a wellbeing garden. Growchapel is a welcoming, inclusive site for the people of Drumchapel to enjoy, relax and grow within. It is a place where everyone is included, where diversity and creativity are valued, encouraged, and always respected. It is a kind space, which supports wellbeing for us, our families and the environment.
Being a Wellbeing Garden Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Growchapel project, work in partnership with the CHSS Health Defence team to run and manage the Allotment, working and learning new skills in the wellness garden.
As a Wellbeing Garden Volunteer you will get to meet new people in your community and also have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to the awareness of CHSS.
Your role will include:
The role is flexible and volunteer can be at the allotment between Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm. Time commitment can be agreed with Volunteer Line Manager.
You will be fully supported to undertake your role safely and effectively. You will be supported by a CHSS Health Defence member of staff who will be your main point of contact. You will also be given a full induction and be expected to undertake core learning, which includes: Lone working, Manual Handling, Safeguarding and Health and Safety (COVID 19). Volunteers will also be able to participate in any training courses offered by our Growchapel partners at Glasgow City Council. There will be an opportunity to join the Growchapel community Facebook page to share ideas about the wellbeing garden and develop relationships with other individuals/service users in the community.
Wellbeing Garden Volunteer
Phone: 0131 225 6963