Public Appointments

 
Eastleigh Borough and Romsey MENCAP Society’s Gardening Club

Our Gardening Club is held at allotments in West End, Southampton, and managed by our Co-ordinator. We have been fortunate enough to acquire a second allotment recently, which needs some work doing to it before our members can start growing flowers and vegetables on it. The Gardening Club is held on a Monday afternoon and Saturday morning during March to October, but volunteers can, if they wish, visit our allotments during other times of the week to carry out maintenance work or help with watering the beds during hot weather. We hold regular meetings during the winter months to prepare for the next season. We are looking for someone who enjoys being outdoors, has an interest in gardening, but also some practical and carpentry skills who would enjoy doing maintenance work on fences and gates and might like to be a bit creative!

You do not need to be an expert gardener, but we are looking for someone who is happy to “muck in” and help the members with learning disabilities to get the most out of their time at the Gardening Club. You would not be expected to support our members other than to help them with their gardening tasks, or encourage them to help you with any maintenance or repair works.

If you are not local to West End, we would be happy to meet reasonable travel expenses. This opportunity would be ideal for anyone over 18, with good communication skills, and an interest in helping people with learning disabilities to enjoy being outdoors and to improve their gardening skills.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]

 

 

 

Bursledon Windmill Volunteers

Join the Team at Bursledon Windmill – Hampshire Cultural Trust is recruiting volunteers for the following roles:

  • Trainee millers play an important part in caring for the Windmill and keeping it open to the public. As a trainee miller you will work in the windmill to make flour as it was produced 200 years ago. Visitors are able to see the milling on guided tours and buy the flour, giving them a very special experience
  • Tour Guides play an important part in caring for the Windmill and keeping it open to the public. By imparting your enthusiasm and knowledge you will give our visitors a truly memorable experience and help promote the work that we do.

We also need to recruit:

  • Learning assistants
  • Digital volunteers
  • Gardeners

Most importantly, you’ll be playing a part in the mill’s history, keeping this very special site open. You’ll be part of a friendly and dedicated team with the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and pass on your own experience. Volunteers also receive two free admission tickets for every three month period worked and are eligible for special concessionary rates to events. Full training is given and you’ll meet lots of interesting people. Volunteering can also be a stepping stone to higher education or employment.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]