Become an Allotment Volunteer with PSS

PSS in a nutshell  

At PSS, we’ve got an important job to do; and that’s to help people make the most of their lives. Whether you’re working directly with the people who use our services, or behind the scenes in one of our offices, every day you’ll be helping to make other people feel happier, healthier, and more supported.  

We’re a social enterprise or, as we like to call it – a ‘business with a heart’. This means that all the money we make goes back into finding new ways to help people. Our aim is simple; we want to help people change their lives for the better – no matter what life throws at them. We’ve got offices across Merseyside, Wales, Manchester, the Midlands, Norfolk and Suffolk, where we’re making our stamp.   

Newby House allotment volunteer 

Do you love gardening? Do you want the opportunity to help our allotment and the people we support to grow?  

We’re looking for a blooming plant-tastic allotment volunteer for our re-enablement service, Newby House. Situated in the leafy suburbs of Halewood, Newby House is a service for adults with mental health needs and provides them with a supported home to call their own.    

What you’ll do   

You’ll be supporting us to maintain and develop the garden whilst looking after the allotment, too. This will be a varying outdoor role and will range from managing the crops to planting wild flowers.  It’s an opportunity to use, develop and grow your gardening skills whilst helping others at the same time.  

As well as being our green-fingered guru, you’ll encourage involvement from the residents of Newby House, whilst always being respectful and considerate of their needs and wishes. Being outdoors is a great of way of improving wellbeing so this role is ideal for someone who would to love use gardening as a therapeutic tool.  

What we need from you  

A DBS will be needed for this role and will be provided by PSS. We’ll also train you up in safeguarding, health and safety and equality, diversity, and human rights.   

  • Experience/interest in supporting people who have mental health and well-being challenges 
  • An interest in gardening, growing food, and meeting new people. 
  • A commitment to following instruction and advice, and being part of a team. 
  • An ambassador of the PSS values by being big-hearted, genuine, open-minded, determined, and professional in everything you do.  

Candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role. 

How to apply

To apply for this role contact Abi our volunteer co-ordinator or 07764469365.