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DIY, gardening or decorating volunteer - Help at Home

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DIY, gardening or decorating volunteer - Help at Home
Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP)
Description of the role:

We are happy to say we currently have enough regular Help at Home volunteers. However, we are still very short of groups of volunteers for one off gardening and decorating opportunities. Please see separate role description. Thank you
Got some spare time? Retired, but not too tired? Want to get fit but not in a gym? Live in a flat but enjoy gardening? We need your help with gardening, decorating and DIY. There are also roles for volunteers to support other less able volunteers with these tasks. This is a role helping vulnerable people in their own homes. The gardening takes place in the summer months whereas the decorating is in the winter months. At the moment you will be volunteering with a supervisor and not on your own. It's up to you how much time you give, a half day every now and then, a few hours each week or each month, during holiday times - you can volunteer to suit your commitments. If you just like decorating and not gardening or vice versa, that's fine too. Our normal volunteering day is 10am to 3.00pm. What ever time you give we know our clients will thank you for it, and so will we!

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No formal qualifications required. Volunteers generally need to be fit and active

Practical information:

Volunteers will volunteer together with our Help at Home support workers. They would normally report to our offices in Community House, Harrogate from where they will travel to the job in the Help at Home van


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Community House
46-50 East Parade
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 01.10.2018
Organisation Information

During the coronavirus outbreak the teams are busy as the Community Support Organisation for Harrogate and surrounding villages working with North Yorkshire County Council to provide help and information to those self isolating without local family, friends and neighbours to support them. Call 01423 813096 or email Mon - Fri 9am – 4pm (please leave a message) for help with essential food shopping, prescription collection, a friendly chat or signposting, provided by our HELP team and trusted volunteers.

Please see for an update on services provided and suspended during the coronavirus outbreak

We help people in the community who are older, vulnerable and/or living with long-term ill health or disabilities to stay safe and well supported at home by providing a number of services aimed at promoting independence and tackling loneliness. With the support of our dedicated volunteers our services include:

Volunteer befriending and social groups
Here to HELP - a chance for a cuppa and a chat and to find out where to turn for community support and activities
Voluntary car driving services to enable those who can’t access public transport due to rural location and/or limited mobility to attend medical appointments, make social visits, attend day centres and make essential trips such as shopping or banking.
Help at Home - gardening, decorating and odd job service for people unable to do the work themselves or could not afford a professional tradesperson

Who we help
We support anyone with conditions related to health or old age which prevents them from doing things they want/need to. It is particularly important to us to be able to help people living without a network of family and friends, or with full-time caring responsibilities, or those who cannot afford to pay for such services.

Charity number: 1144758

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