Volunteer Gardener

Turning Tides

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At Turning Tides, we know that anyone’s life can spiral into homelessness. We bring together compassionate individuals and organisations to transform the lives of people in our local community and change perceptions of homelessness.

We provide a warm safe space to listen to anyone who comes to us for help. Local people experiencing homelessness are supported and empowered to become confident and find the strength and belief in themselves to create a brighter future. 

Together we can make a difference and end homelessness where you live. 

Our Roffey Place Service in Horsham is situated in substantial grounds and we have several projects we would like some support with. We have a weekly Garden club on a Wednesday but we are looking to expand this so that more clients can support with the gardening throughout the week.

Due to the proven therapeutic benefits of gardening we are keen to provide this to our clients who have shown a keen interest in getting involved.


  • Be inclusive and welcoming
  •  Communicate with staff on duty
  •  Be flexible to the needs of the staff member on duty
  •  Abide by the Confidentiality, Professional Boundaries and Health and Safety Policies at all times
  • Some experience of working in horticulture. No official qualifications necessary but somebody who is enthusiastic
  • To be happy to work outside and independently
  • To provide talking support and guidance to the clients taking part.


  • Teaching and engaging groups 
  • Gaining experience with a homeless charity
  • Supporting vulnerable people.

Practical Considerations

The role will involve working outside so will require an individual who is comfortable working in all weather and has the mobility to work outdoors.  

The person will have to be happy to work in a safe and conscious way and to ensure that all relevant risk assessments are understood and being followed.

When do I need to be available?

Details Times & Commitment: weekdays (days to be agreed) – minimum 1 per week. No Wednesdays
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Roffey Place
Old Crawley Road
West Sussex
RH12 4RU

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    Every volunteer regardless of role will have their initial induction where you will be taken through our Volunteer handbook. This will cover Professional Boundaries, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity and be a chance for you to ask any questions. We will provide ongoing support and everything you need to get started, so you are comfortable and happy in your role.