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Volunteer Gardening Assistant - Medaille Trust

Medaille Trust supports and empowers survivors of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation. We do this in a number of ways, from offering safe accommodation, to offering support both in our safehouses and out in the community on our Moving on Projects.

Our work also includes advocacy and awareness raising in the UK as well as an entrepreneurship academy in Albania, which provides meaningful alternatives to those who may otherwise be at risk of exploitation. All our work embodies a commitment to personalised support, recognising the dignity and agency of our service users and empowering them on a path to a life that is free from slavery and exploitation.

As part of the work we do, we offer activities to service users to help them to gain skills, learn new things and create friendships.

We recognise the importance of wellbeing and being in nature. So, we are keen to create our own vegetable patch to support this vision. We are looking for a Volunteer Gardening Assistant to help us create and maintain our vegetable patch alongside our service users. Helping to teach the service users skills such as planting and maintenance of the vegetable patch where necessary.


We are looking for a Volunteer to help support us with creating and maintaining our vegetable patch, as well as working alongside service users to support them with all things gardening related, tasks will include:

  • Digging, planting, maintaining, harvesting of plants.
  • Trimming hedges and bushes.
  • Weeding and watering plants.
  • General gardening duties.
  • Sharing knowledge of plant, flower, and food cultivation with service users.
  • Organising gardening activities for service user participation.
  • Consulting service users to gain their feedback about what sessions they would like to participate in.
  • To offer a safe and comfortable experience for all service users, showing awareness of service users’ varying physical and mental well-being needs.
  • To provide feedback to Service Manager reporting any observations or concerns in a timely manner.
  • To take part in regular supervision and support
  • To regularly attend volunteer or staff meetings
  • To attend training as and when required
  • To work within agreed professional boundaries at all times
  • To provide a safe and non-judgmental environment that promotes the core values and ethos of the Trust, in accordance with the Medaille Trust Policy, Data Protection Act, and Health and Safety Regulations.

For more information and how to apply, please contact Katie at