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Wellbeing in Nature Volunteer at Stanley's Garden, Worle

Wellbeing in Nature Volunteer at Stanley's Garden, Worle

Organisation role · Flexible hours · Starting from 14 May 2024
Lawrence Rd, Worle, Weston-super-Mare BS22 6TU, UK
Community & familyWellbeingOlder people
Suitable for young volunteers (16-18 year olds)
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Summary

As Support Volunteer at Stanley's Garden, you will be supporting older adults with dementia or mental health difficulties during 'Wellbeing in Nature' sessions.

Detailed description

Alive is an award-winning charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people. We envision a world where older people live lives full of joy, meaning and connection.


Role title: Session Support Volunteer


Location:

Lawrence Rd, BS22 6TU, Worle, Weston-super-Mare


Time:


Sessions take place on Tuesdays


10:15 - 12:15

Wellbeing in Nature Session at Stanley’s Garden

Lawrence Rd, BS22 6TU, Worle, Weston-super-Mare


The AM sessions will be aimed at people living in the community who are over 55 and have a diagnosis of dementia or experience mild cognitive decline.


1:45 - 4:15

Wellbeing in Nature Session at Stanley’s Garden

Lawrence Rd, BS22 6TU, Worle, Weston-super-Mare


The PM sessions are aimed at older adults living in the community experiencing mental health issues, loneliness and isolation.



Purpose of the role: Supporting older participants and those living with dementia to engage with nature-based and reflective activities and each other during ‘Wellbeing in Nature’ sessions at Stanley's Garden, Worle


What you will be doing:

  • Helping set up resources and materials for activities
  • Supporting participants socially and with nature-based activities
  • Passing on any queries or issues to project leaders
  • Helping us create a warm, welcoming atmosphere
  • Focus lies on improving participants’ wellbeing
  • Helping pack away at the end of a session


What you could get out of it:

  • The good feeling of making someone’s day better
  • Connecting with the local community and meeting other like-minded volunteers
  • Learning/improving your gardening and social skills and learning more about the connection between nature and wellbeing
  • Learning more about dementia and other illnesses and disabilities
  • Experiencing the benefits of mindfully spending time in nature
  • Exercise and spending time outside
  • A sense of pride from helping to make a difference
  • A reference or job experience





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About Alive

Alive is a charity dedicated to improving older people’s lives by engaging them in meaningful activities.