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Ecotherapy Buddy Volunteer

Forest Farm Peace Garden
Hainault, London

Posted: 25 May 2023

Deadline: 11 Jun 2023

Compensation: Voluntary

Unpaid Volunteer Part-time Flexible hours


Job description

Join our team of buddy volunteers to support the ecotherapy programme at Forest Farm Peace Garden on a Wednesday or a Friday. 

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do and make a huge difference to the service that we offer. Becoming a buddy is an opportunity to gain skills and hands-on experience in support work and social and therapeutic gardening. Our ecotherapy programme supports people with mental health recovery needs such as depression, anxiety and isolation. Buddy volunteers provide support to service users in the garden, may lead or co-lead an activity or workshop and help with the general running of garden sessions. 

We provide two days free training for new buddies - upcoming dates for 2022 are: FRIDAY 23 JUNE IN OUR ILFORD OFFICE, FRIDAY 30 JUNE IN OUR HAINAULT GARDEN

All buddies that join our ecotherapy team, after completing the training, are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check arranged by FFPG.

Application information

Please read the role description on the website and complete the short application form.

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About Forest Farm Peace Garden

We provide an ecotherapy programme for adults with mental health support needs at our 2-acre allotment site in Hainault, East London, focusing on growing organic vegetables, fruit and herbs as well as wildlife activities and education workshops.