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About the Position
Position: 1742 - Garden/Landscape Volunteer
Organization: Bethell Hospice
Location: Caledon

Goal
Hospice volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Bethell Hospice trans-disciplinary team who generously give of themselves and their time. They each bring unique gifts to those they serve. Garden/Landscape Volunteers contribute to the maintenance of a natural design that fits with the local natural heritage and provides a peaceful, pleasing and restorative environment for residents, visitors, staff and volunteers.
Description
Adopt a garden bed to maintain throughout the entire season! Come as you are able to help with planting, maintenance and other landscape items.Landscape Design Goals- Native species, planted and encouraged to naturalize- Biodiversity to attract and support and abundance of birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators- Design and species selection that is low maintenance- Beauty and support of wildlife through the four seasons- Wheelchair accessibilitySustainable Environmental and Maintenance Goals- Hardy plant material able to withstand drought and occasional flooding- Use of chemicals, fertilizers and watering systems not required- Minimum of noise and pollution from power equipment

Benefits
Volunteer in a team environmentApply your enthusiasm and skills towards maintaining a beautiful landscape for hospice residents and their familiesLearn more about Hospice Palliative Care Services in your communityLearn more about caring for gardens designed with native species to attract birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinatorsAll tools supplied by Bethell Hospice

Qualifications
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Sensitive, compassionate, flexible and conscientious
- Open-minded and non-judgmental
- Respect for diversity, equity and inclusivity
- Responsible, punctual and reliable
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Work well in a team or independently, open to guidance as an opportunity for self-growth
- Strong time management skills
- Comfortable asking questions and seeking information
- Meet physical requirements of the position
- Love for gardening and landscaping
- Successfully complete screening requirements and Hospice Lite trainingMin Age: 18   
Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

Schedule is worked out with Volunteer Coordinator and Landscape Committee

Training
Hospice Lite Training provided by Bethell Hospice. Please contact [email protected] for more information on Fall 2016 dates

More Details
Areas of Interest: Environment, Seasonal/Special Event, Healthcare, Senior Support
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals

How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.bethellhospice.org
https://www.facebook.com/BethellHospice
http://@BethellHospice
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