Gardening Volunteer (West Lothian)

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Royal Blind
50 Gillespie Crescent
Edinburgh, EH10 4JB

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Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Support and supervision from: Centre Officer

Time Commitment (Hours): Weekdays

Contact Phone: 0131 446 3154

Closing Date: 01/06/2020

Job Summary

We need green fingered volunteers with to work their magic at the Linburn Centre! By donating your time, knowledge and skills you’ll help maintain and develop our stunning gardens where our veterans can enjoy tranquillity, natural beauty and abundant sensory stimulation.

This rewarding role will involve plenty of hands-on gardening, redevelopment and ground preparation. Moreover, we want you to have your say; you’ll be included in garden design and layout, and the planting of plants and shrubs.

As a volunteer, you will meet inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country.

What does Scottish War Blinded do?

Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans living with significant sight loss across Scotland, and are here to help all veterans regain independence after sight loss. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

The Linburn Centre officers offer a wide range of activities for Scottish War Blinded members. 

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  1. To assist in ground preparation 
  2. To assist in garden design and layout 
  3. To assist in planting of plants and shrubs.
  4. Assisting with the redevelopment parts of the gardens at Linburn and it is hoped that the additional time and knowledge of a volunteer will provide a positive experience for the members to enjoy.

Volunteers should meet the following criteria 


  1. Minimum Age 18+
  2. A good understanding of garden maintenance 
  3. An understanding of plants 
  4. An ability to carry out physical tasks in the garden areas.
  5. A commitment to demonstrating Scottish War Blinded values of being approachable, forward thinking, professional, positive, empowering and sector leading.

Support for volunteers

  • Structured induction and training 
  • Ongoing support and supervision from Volunteer Development Manager 
  • Ongoing support and supervision from your volunteer supervisor 
  • Access to further training 
  • Travel expenses