Volunteer

Allotment Mentor-Dundee Service Alzheimer Scotland

Summary
Supporting service users with dementia & their carers with gardening tasks at our allotment. Maintaining raised beds, patio area and veg plot. Encouraging participants to get green fingered, supporting their efforts & socialising.

Opportunity details
This opportunity is to bring the benefits of outdoors and gardening to our service users and their carers at our allotment, located on the slopes of the Law.

The plot has raised beds, vegetable plot and patio area, where service users can grow a variety of crops/flowers to harvest. The location benefits from excellent views and fresh air and the patio area is ideal to be utlisied for creating container gardens and also for well-being, by enjoying the natural surroundings.

Volunteers would be key in supporting the upkeep of the allotment, along with supporting service users with gardening tasks and roles. The allotment has a good layout and there is scope for various gardening activities. This outdoor space has the potential along with gardening for multi uses for the well-being of service users.

The allotment is accessible from Law Road (lower gate) and is adjacent to The High Kirk; the terrain underfoot is manageable.
Organisation aims and objectives
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland's leading dementia charity. Established in 1994, our entire organisation is dedicated to understanding the challenges dementia brings and supporting people with dementia and their partners, families and carers to meet these challenges and live well with dementia. Our main aim is that no-one should go through dementia alone.

Restrictions
Experience required:
An interest in supporting older people with dementia. Ability to interact and socialise with service users and staff and keenness to provide a good experience for service users. A knowledge and enjoyment of gardening/horticulture would be an advantage.

Restriction details:
Due to health and safety & a duty of care. We must have written permission from the parents/carers of Young People under 16 who wish to volunteer.

Travel details:
ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND (DUNDEE) ALLOTMENT, Law Road (slopes of Located on Law Road, on the southern slopes of the Law. The allotment location is a good walk from public transport bus routes. There is a small car park mid-way up Law Road or on-street. Volunteers would be entitled to travel expenses (amount per mile) or bus fares.

Minimum age:
18

Support
Travel expenses:
Volunteers are encouraged to use the most cost effective method of public transport. (We cannot reimburse Taxis). Mileage rates can be given when using own car.

Frequency:
Fortnightly

Expenses paid:
Yes

Support options:
Named Contact For Volunteer

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