Horticultural volunteers (Durrington and Rustington)

Engage people in gardening and horticulture at The Pines day centre or Oak Community Project.

Both centres provide a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. They are currently seeking volunteers to engage people in gardening and horticulture, either on an allotment, in the polytunnel or out in the community.

How to apply

You can apply using our online form.

Apply online

Alternatively you can download a version of our application form which you can complete and send to us.

Application form (Word, 80KB)

Send your completed application form to:

The Pines
Faraday Close
West Sussex
BN13 3RB

Role description

Skills required

  • A keen interest in gardening and horticulture.
  • An interest in working with a group of people with learning disabilities.

Ideal volunteer

Our ideal volunteer enjoys mixing with a diverse group of people, is patient and understanding, positive and encouraging and has a developed understanding of gardening and/or allotment care.

Details of duties

Supervising and supporting customers in growing vegetables and plants and teaching them specific gardening skills, such as planting, weeding and maintenance.

Regularity of duties

Sessions take place in the mornings on weekdays from 9.00am and last 2-3 hours.  Volunteers would need to commit to a minimum of one session a week.

Guidance and support

A member of staff will be available at all times during the volunteering sessions.

Training and equipment

Volunteers will receive a formal introductory session before beginning their role. Gardening equipment and tools will be provided by the centre, though we are happy for volunteers to supplement them, subject to approval. Health and safety training will be provided, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Volunteers will not be required to have a DBS check before undertaking the role.


Volunteers will be required to provide two references before undertaking the role and attend a short interview.

Closing date

There is no closing date for this role.

Last updated:
29 May 2018

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