Volunteer Kitchen Gardener

Location: Thanet

Status: Hours to be agreed; two mornings or afternoons a week

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for Volunteer Kitchen Gardeners at its Thanet hospice.

Do you have a passion for gardening and fresh produce and a few hours a week to spare? We rely on support from volunteers to maintain fresh meal produce and a welcoming environment for our patients and their visitors.

We’re looking for reliable, committed individuals who enjoy working as part of a team and, although it isn’t essential, ideally have some basic gardening experience. Some of the key tasks include:

  • Seeding, sowing, planting, watering and harvesting of all the fresh produce grown, both outdoors and in greenhouses, to support the kitchen garden.
  • Maintaining the kitchen garden and greenhouses, including weeding and keeping the area tidy.

Benefits of being a Volunteer Kitchen Gardener include:

  • The chance to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic and friendly team at the heart of your local community
  • The opportunity to gain gardening experience with a dedicated team of volunteers
  • Ensuring fresh produce is available for meals for our patients
  • The opportunity to use your skills to complement our work
  • The opportunity to make a positive difference in your community
  • The chance to meet new people
  • Being part of an enthusiastic team at the heart of your local community
  • The opportunity to gain gardening experience with a dedicated team of volunteers
  • Meeting new people and making friends

Find out more

For further information about this opportunity, please see the role description below or contact Jon May, Hospice Services Manager, leaving some contact information and details of when it may be convenient for him to call you to chat about the role:

Apply today

Download and complete an application form and email it to jon.may@pilgrimshospices.org.