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Volunteer Gardener (The Orchard, Blackrock, Co Dublin)

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

About The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers. Our vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support.

What's Involved

Having a beautiful safe garden enables persons with dementia to relax and enjoy nature. Our volunteer gardener would be expected to tend the garden - weeding, pruning, clearing, sweeping and planting. Using gardening equipment ensuring the garden is safe for everyone using it.

What's required for this position

We require someone with a good knowledge of gardening preferably with a qualification and with a number of years experience as an employed or amateur gardener. An independent knowledge of plants and experience in a similar role caring for an extensive garden with a wide range of plants is desirable.

  • Personable Skills
  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
The Orchard Day Care Centre, Blackrock, County Dublin

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

If you are a talented gardener, you can make a big difference to the lives of persons with dementia, by maintaining our centres' gardens. On-going support and recognition will be given. Your time and skills will be most appreciated.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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