Gardener – Sycamore Highlands

Purpose and Aims of the role


Could you help create and maintain an innovative garden space for young to use? Could you spare a few hours a week? We are currently looking for a volunteer to create a fun, safe garden space and undertake garden maintenance for our children’s services.


Aberlour Sycamore Highlands provides residential care to children and young people across the Highlands. Allowing the young people to have a fun, safe garden in their home environment is crucial and we need your help.


What will I be doing?

  • Creating a fun, usable, safe gardening space
  • Supporting children and young people to express their creativity through, gardening
  • Encouraging and supporting children and young people to help plan and create their garden space activities.
  • Grass cutting, tree/ bush pruning, clearing leaves, weeding, planting and creating outdoor features
  • Creating a safe and innovative garden space to enable activities to take place.

What skills can I bring to this role?

  • Ability to work well with children and young people
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a safe and creative garden space
  • Creativity

What qualities do I need?

  • Enjoy being outdoors and active
  • A positive, can do approach
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed

When will I be needed?

  • A few hours per week/fortnight
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months required.


Aberlour Sycamore Highland services are based in Inverness, Tain and Fort William, if you live locally to these areas we would love to hear from you.’


What will I gain from the role?

  • A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people create a homely, fun garden
  • Practical experience of volunteering with in a creative environment
  • Opportunity to home your skills
  • Be part of a professional and supportive team
  • Have FUN!

What support will I be given?

  • Induction and child protection training
  • Role specific training
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
  • Supervision and support from Service Staff.
  • Additional Information

Due to Health and Safety requirements you must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role.


For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application. This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.

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