Support us Volunteer Volunteer opportunities Volunteer at the Therapeutic Gardening Group This group is a social and therapeutic group which helps people improve their wellbeing using plants and horticulture. We aim to make this a fun, mainly outdoor, activity for day patients to take part in - they're encouraged to do as much as they're able with the support of keen volunteers. Interested? Call 01485 601700 or Apply Online Sessions run for two hours, every other Friday afternoon - volunteers need to come a bit earlier and stay afterwards to set up and put away equipment. As a volunteer you'd be helping day patients who already like gardening, and encouraging others to try something new - so they can benefit from learning a new skill or perhaps regaining ones lost through illness. The gardening tasks are simple ones, like potting up seedlings and tending plants - but through this companionable group environment you'll make it possible for individuals to share their experiences, worries, fears, and accomplishments. I feel I have an occupation and something to achieve, making decisions on what to grow where and when. Tending to the plants with support and encouragement gives me motivation to continue. This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.