Gardeners - individuals or a group of family/friends

Zetetick Housing

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Do you love gardening on your own, with family and friends, or a horticultural group? Do you have a little spare time? Would you like to become a volunteer for our charity and inspire our tenants to learn a new skill, or just be able to enjoy their homes to the fullest?

Zetetick Housing is a unique housing charity providing specialised housing, with intensive housing management. We support vulnerable adults with learning difficulties, autism, associated disabilities and mental health problems to sustain their tenancies and become valued members of their community.

Our tenants' gardens are an essential part of their care.

We are looking for volunteers to adopt a garden. It can be done as an individual, a family or a gardening or horticultural group.

At Zetetick we have our own in-house maintenance team who look after our properties, but sometimes we can use some help with our green spaces.

What we and our tenants hope is that, through our 'Adopt a Garden' programme, our volunteer gardeners can turn patches of bare earth, worn grass and empty beds into mini Edens, as everyone enjoys a beautiful garden for rest and recuperation, for stimulation and sensory delight.

So, not only will you be able to take pleasure seeing your garden bloom, but also be happy in the knowledge that you are supporting the overall wellbeing of our tenants and making a real difference to the quality of their lives.

As well as promoting physical health, research shows that those who spend extended lengths of time around plants tend to have better relationships, and extended exposure to nature and wildlife increases our compassion for each other and for the environment in which we live.

The marvellous thing about gardens is that they are good for our volunteers, for our tenants, and for care staff. Just looking out of the window at something beautiful in nature can change your day.


No special skills or experience required.  Just a love of gardening. 

Practical Considerations

We will need to carry out a DBS check before you start.  

A small plant budget will be provided

When do I need to be available?

Details Flexible to fit around your commitments
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?


Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training