Midlothian Gardening Buddy Volunteer

10.30-3.30, every Friday from 2nd February to 29th March

How to Apply

Location:  Mostly at Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens, 70 Eskbank Rd, Bonnyrigg, EH22 3ND.


Midlothian Community Hospital Garden (MCHG) is a community-based project that provides opportunities for local people to access good food and improve their health and overall wellbeing.

We are excited to be using the Midlothian Garden to deliver a certificated outdoor learning course called the John Muir Award. This award encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to connect with, enjoy and care for wild spaces and learn outdoor skills. We will be using this award to support adults with barriers to employment as a way of improving wider employability skills such as confidence building, teamwork, time management, social skills and supporting their own mental health and wellbeing. We are looking for volunteers to support this award scheme.

As a volunteer, you will be in a supporting role, helping and encouraging participants to come to the garden and partake in activities. You will assist in the delivery of the activities. You will also be accredited with a John Muir Award.

This role comes with full support and training.

About us

Cyrenians is over 50 years old.  We began with the creation of an innovative community to meet the needs of a group of homeless people who had fallen through the cracks of whatever support was available at the time.  Our roots lie in responding to the injustice of homelessness. 

We have spent the last five decades journeying with people grappling with the causes and consequences of homelessness through building and nurturing trusted relationships and engaging with the social exclusion and inequality, which has so often been at the root of their tough reality. We are values-led and relationship based; our core values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation.

Cyrenians’ head office is based in Edinburgh, with smaller offices in other areas, including Falkirk and West Lothian. Cyrenians is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered charity SC011052

For more information about the role, please contact: alixvillanueva@cyrenians.scot

How to Apply

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