Reboot West Allotment Volunteer

26th August 2021

Reboot West supports 16 -25 y/o care leavers with building confidence and accessing education, training and employment opportunities.

Reboot West took on an allotment in spring 2021 as way to offer our young people access to outdoor space, and an environment where they can grow and nurture themselves, as well as food.

The allotment volunteer will help to manage and maintain the allotment by supporting coaches and young people to use it effectively

Main duties include:

  • Regular allotment maintenance (weeding, watering etc)
  • Create ‘to do’ lists for staff and young people to access
  • Create shopping lists when resources run out (seeds, refreshments, etc)
  • Provide guidance to colleagues on how and what to do when there

In return, you can take home any spare produce.

When and Where:

 

Times and days flexible

Bell hill allotments, St George

Commitment: Capacity to volunteer 5hrs per week
Requirements:

 

  • Gardening knowledge
  • Enthusiasm
  • Friendly and warm
  • Empathy towards young people and 1625 mission
  • Organisational and communication skills
Notes:

 

  • The appointment is subject to application and 2 satisfactory references
  • Training and agreements required around safeguarding, confidentiality/data protection
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed
  • Successful candidates will require an Enhanced DBS check
  • References for future employment (after six months of volunteering)
  • Closing date is 30th September.

 

Volunteering Application Form

  • 1. Contact Information

  • If you have any questions, or would prefer this form to be emailed or posted to you, please email volunteering@1625ip.co.uk
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 2. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3. REASONS FOR VOLUNTEERING

  • 4. References

  • Please provide two referees. In absence of a professional, employment or educational referee we can accept a reference from a support worker or character reference (excluding friends and family members)
  • 5. CONVICTIONS

  • We want to ensure that our workers, volunteers and clients are not placed at risk. As 1625 Independent People meets the requirements of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, certain roles may be required to undergo a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Offences do not necessarily mean that your application will be turned down. We give careful consideration to providing opportunities for ex-offenders.
  • 6. DISABILITY / Access Requirements

  • 7. Volunteering Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring

  • We are committed to make sure all our Volunteers are not discriminated against on the grounds of protected characteristics. By providing information about yourself, you will help us adhere to equal opportunities best practice and to identify any barriers to diversity among our volunteers. You do not have to answer all the questions but the more information you give, the more effective we can be. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Disability Definition The Equality Act 2010 states “A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” We fully support the social model of disability and we recognise that people with different impairments or medical conditions can experience different barriers.
  • I confirm that the details I have given in this application are accurate. If my application is successful I understand that any false statement or failure to disclose information may result in the end of any position offered to me.