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Volunteer gardener

Volunteer gardener
Jennyruth Workshops
Description of the role:

Jennyruth Workshops is a vibrant workplace where adults who have learning disabilities learn practical and life skills through designing, making and selling a range of handmade wooden and other items, building their confidence and making a contribution to their local community. They are supported by a team of staff and volunteers.

In recent years we have developed our outside space and we are now looking for a volunteer (or volunteers?) to help maintain our garden area. You will be working as part of a team including staff, volunteers, and workers who have learning disabilities.

Please contact us for more details.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

We are looking for someone who enjoys both gardening and working with other people, and is able to support adults who have learning disabilities.
Some knowledge of gardening would be useful but not essential.

Practical information:

A half day or full day a week would be ideal. Red House Farm is off the B6265 Ripon to Boroughbridge road so own transport is required.
This voluntary role is subject to 2 satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.
All our volunteers receive training in our ethos and safety precautions.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: Yes
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Unit 5
Red House Farm
Bridge Hewick
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 28.03.2021
Organisation Information

The workshops have been closed to visitors during the coronavirus outbreak and our learning disabled workers have been working from home. We are still making our lovely wooden products which you can have delivered to your door from the online shop

At Jennyruth Workshops, adults who have learning disabilities gain confidence, independence, work and life skills. It is a vibrant and challenging workplace where workers from Ripon and surrounding areas are trained in a wide variety of skills.

We design and make a range of handcrafted gifts and products for all the family. We are also proud of our bespoke products which are tailor made to our customers’ specifications.

As well as producing and selling high quality products, our workers are trained in numeracy, literacy, computers and communication skills through a rolling programme of assessment and evaluation.

Our aim is to bring self-awareness, pride, dignity and self-confidence to the Workers and to help develop their potential for participation and employment in the community.

Please contact us or visit our website for further details..

Charity number: 1093957