Volunteer with Windmill

Volunteer with Windmill

Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteers are recruited on an ongoing basis as vacancies occur. With specific volunteering roles advertised as part of this recruitment.

Adverts for roles are promoted in groups/services at reception and on our website. During recruitment, volunteers need to obtain complete and return a volunteer application form and volunteer role description. Applications, shortlisting and interviews then take place. If successful then references and a DBS check takes. Upon receiving a clear DBS and suitable references, volunteers will then be invited to an induction day and allocated a group/service and their link staff member, depending on the allocated role. Volunteers will be given core training to include safeguarding and H&S.

Volunteer Roles

There are two types of volunteer role for volunteers to apply for. These include a generic role for volunteering, which includes all tasks and based on the need of the service and the skills of the individual. There are other specific volunteer roles which have more focussed tasks. All volunteer roles will have a detailed role description explaining what is expected within that role.

• General garden maintenance (including use of garden machinery);
• Commercial food growing, harvesting, weighing and packing.(including veg, fruit, flowers and herbs)
• Plant nursery and propagation and wildlife gardening.
• Customer service and retail.
• Hard landscaping and garden carpentry
• Community and care such as assisting with running different groups currently active at the project.(i.e. pre-school, children, wellbeing /mental health, people with learning difficulties and other vulnerable adult groups).

Volunteers will also be offered 1 to 1 supervisions; health and safety, safeguarding, manual handling and fire safety training. Some may be able to undertake further training in first aid, food hygiene and other courses run at the project.

Call Jules for more details e-mail windmill.project@surestartmillmead.org.uk.