Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

East Lothian

2.5 to 5 hours Tuesdays or Thursday afternoon or morning

How to Apply

Location: Midlothian Community Hospital Garden, 70 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith EH22 3ND


The Midlothian Community Hospital Garden is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to the local communities in which NHS Lothian hospitals are based.

We endeavour to provide a beautiful, interesting and relaxing amenity space for the hospital community and wider community alike.

Along with the garden, we have an outdoor kitchen for community meals and learning, a variety of workshops and garden gate sales.

Our goal is to provide a space for cultivating relationships - with the land, with ourselves and each other. Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation are at the heart of all we do.

What are the aims and expectations of the role?

· You will be part of a friendly team of staff and volunteers, supporting the work we do to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness.

· Maintaining green areas within the garden.

· Weekly grass cutting with mower, strimmer (and possibly scythe).

· Help us to support wildlife by developing suitable cutting regimes.

· Working alongside staff, volunteers and residents to undertake all grounds maintenance activities.

· Helping to identify and report servicing needs as well as fuel/oil levels for machinery.

· Appropriate outdoor dress and safety gear required (We can provide steel toe cap footwear and other PPE if you don’t have.)

How to Apply

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