Green Thumb "Guru" (Gardening Volunteer)

Organization Details
Organization Name: St.Amant
Address: 440 River Road
Winnipeg MB  R2M 3Z9
Website: http://www.stamant.ca
Organizational Description: St.Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.

We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St.Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St.Amant Research Centre, the St.Amant School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.

We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year. We are also a member of the Catholic Health Network.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: ***If you need this position description in an alternative format, please contact us at 204.258.7048***

Those in the Community Residential Programs live in their own houses, and enjoy participating and taking pride in their homes. One way they do this is through their gardens. Gardening promotes outdoor activities, bonding with their support workers and friends, as well as pride in accomplishment in seeing their gardens grow. Not to mention they get to showcase their hard work in the contest.
We are requesting your support in allowing our community homes to showcase themselves at their best. We welcome and appreciated the value and support we get from our volunteers, whose time, skills, experience, interests and enthusiasm help those supported by St.Amant in a variety of gardening needs.
Specific tasks would be: preparing the flower/garden beds, planting the seeds/transplants, watering the gardens, weeding, trimming, harvesting and more.
Preparing the flower/garden beds, planting the seeds/transplants, watering the gardens, weeding, trimming, harvesting and more, and needs as requested by the home
Skills Required: - Must be 18 years of age
- Punctuality
- Attention to detail
- Cooperativeness and adherence to safety guidelines are imperative
- Must be willing and able to do physical work and/or lifting items weighing up to 20lbs
- Confidentiality expected
- Professional Gardening experience ideal, but personal experience also welcome
- Must have some gardening experience
- Ability to bend and kneel comfortably for garden work
- Basic knowledge of gardening/horticulture
- Punctual and reliable
- Capacity to work as part of a team as well as independently
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Opportunity to develop rewarding relationship
- A reference for employment/school upon request
- Certificates and appreciation events
- Gain experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities
- Further experience in gardening
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Minimum 2-4 shifts per month; based on mutually agreed schedule (for May, June, July, August, September) All adult volunteers will need a Criminal Record Check, Adult and Child Abuse Registry Check; we do offer to submit this paperwork on your behalf and once 100 volunteer hours have been completed with us you will receive a full refund. (We do not offer reimbursement for those who are placed in our volunteer program and have done the CRC, CAR & AAR on their own).
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Evaluation
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.stamant.ca/volunteering
Closing Date: Oct 30, 2019