Personal Volunteering

Without volunteers from our local community Flower Pod would be unsustainable. So, a big THANK YOU to everyone has contributed since the project began in 2012.

Deciding to become a volunteer can be quite daunting. That’s why we start with a taster session to introduce you to Flower Pod and understand what you want to get out of the experience.

As a Social Enterprise, Flower Pod operates in many ways as a business whilst undertaking the provision of care and support to help people with learning disabilities. This makes for a fascinating, sometimes challenging, environment with many of the activities being as you would find in the workplace.

Typical options for volunteers include:

  • a range of floristry activities, for all levels of ability
  • administration tasks
  • a range of activities involving working with adults with learning disabilities
  • construction and destruction work
  • help with events (on and off site)
  • watering and weeding
  • marketing support
  • selling flowers and other products
  • a huge range of horticultural / gardening tasks (inside and out)
  • social networking support
  • transport
  • fundraising

You can volunteer at regular times, as a one-off commitment or occasionally. You can take on specific tasks and responsibilities or arrive on the day and take part as an extra pair of hands.

Some comments from our volunteers:

I started volunteering with no experience of Social Enterprise work; I just needed a new challenge. I wasn’t sure if it would be for me, but I have now met so many lovely people and made new friends

Even if you have a couple of hours to spare, they may be the best two hours of your week

I can’t think of a better and more relaxing way to spend my spare time.

Having started as a volunteer with an interest in gardening I actually found I really enjoyed the care side of the project. Since then I have become more involved and am now a part-time employee at Reach Learning Disability

Interested? Then contact us today to arrange a taster session.