Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Garden Support Volunteer for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Environment / Outdoor
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

What would I be doing?

We need volunteer gardeners who can assist and guide youth groups who work with or in partnership with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) and local schools. These gardeners will support the groups to establish and maintain the communal gardens at selected fire stations throughout Cheshire.
The gardens, dependent on size, can include a picnic seating area, vegetable and flower beds, wildlife areas, compost heap and pond. These projects will be staffed by CFRS volunteers with the support of CFRS staff members and the schools and youth groups we invite on educational visits.

What skills do I need?

A passion for gardening, plus knowledge and experience of planting, growing and pruning flowers and vegetables is essential for this role. Tools and equipment will be provided along with volunteer uniform and overalls.

About Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cheshire Fire Authority comprises of councillors from our local communities of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington who manage Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. They make decisions on things like policy, finance and resources. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is led by the Chief Fire Officer and the Service Management Team. We have 28 fire stations, four community safety centres, three community fire protection offices, a safety centre in Lymm and a headquarters in Winsford.

Recruitment and training details:

Following a written application and if successful at interview, the applicant will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring form (DBS), plus 3 forms of ID. Once all of this paperwork is received, references are requested and on return of these and the DBS certificate, volunteer agreements are sent to the applicant’s home address. When returned the line manager will be informed that the volunteer has been successful in their application.

Is a DBS required? Yes
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