Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else. It can also be an incredible opportunity to enhance your own life, pass on your skills and experience to others and build new skills to help your personal and career development. There are many volunteer roles at InWork, all of them rewarding and all offering the opportunity to help people lead more fulfilling lives or to gain valuable experience in the mental health sector. If you are interested in volunteering, please download the form below and return it to us or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01475 553570.
We provide training, voluntary and work-related opportunities in landscaping, ground maintenance and horticulture to people who have experienced mental health issues. It is widely accepted that work can play a vital role in recovery for many people with mental health needs. Our projects support people to achieve their potential by improving their social skills, confidence, independence and through meaningful volunteering and training, their employability.
Using gardening tasks and our gardens and greenhouses, our horticulturalists build a set of activities for each trainee to improve their particular health needs, and to work on certain goals they want to achieve.
The benefits of a sustained and active interest in gardening include:
Better physical health through exercise and learning how to use or strengthen muscles to improve mobility
Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement
The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion
Acquiring new skills to improve the chances of finding employment
Just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and in the 'great outdoors'