Aim of role:

To provide garden help in the grounds.


The gardens are an important element in the provision of an attractive, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, as well as providing the opportunity for diversional therapy to patients.

Responsible to:


Volunteer Tasks

  • Help with general maintenance of Longfield's grounds
  • Weeding; sweeping; strimming; watering. 
  • Develop various areas within the grounds in agreement with the Caretaker/Handyman
  • Help with the vegetable garden
  • Help maintain the flower borders
  • Help with mowing, strimming and edging lawns and grassed areas
  • Assist other volunteers or groups with gardening projects

Essential Qualities

  • An interest in gardening
  • Respect for the confidential nature of the work of Longfield and the patients who visit
  • Like being outdoors
  • Fit and active

Desirable Qualities

  • Know a weed from a garden plant!
  • Good at cultivating plants

To find out more contact our Volunteer Manager, Suzie McDonnell. Call 01453 886868 or get in touch by email