Gardening-Volunteer Supervisor

Gardening-Volunteer Supervisor

The Hextol Foundation

Key information

Places available



14c Gilesgate Hexham


Our volunteer supervisors typically volunteer for a 3-4 hour shift on a regular basis


Communication skills



Communication skills

Supporting others

Outdoor skills


Reducing Inequalities

Supporting those with Learning Disabilities

Improving Mental Health

Role description

Volunteer Supervisors are part of a small team delivering gardening services to individual customers as well as organisations. The team also includes individuals with learning disabilities or mental health needs and a paid member of staff. The gardening teams carry out general garden maintenance, assisting with various bespoke projects and garden design. The team will spend whole or half days at sites travelling in Hextol transport to the sites from our Hexham base. There may be an opportunity for transport for the Volunteer Supervisors but those with their own transport are welcome to meet the team at the sites. There will always be a paid member of staff supervising and Volunteer Supervisors will be encouraged to work alongside individuals in a supportive way. This is a really rewarding opportunity to volunteer outside in some beautiful surroundings as part of a small and enthusiastic team.

Desired Qualities

Our Volunteer Supervisors need to be committed and reliable. They also need to have patience along with good communication and interpersonal skills .

How your time will help our organisation

Our Volunteer Supervisors help our beneficiary volunteers gain new skills and confidence. They also provide invaluable support to our paid gardening staff .

Practical Considerations

Volunteers need to be willing to be outdoors in all weathers and have an interest in gardening . Own transport is desirable but not essential Outdoor clothing and all garden tools will be provided