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Volunteer Community Gardener- Bundaberg, QLD

The Salvation Army Australia
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Job Description Summary

The Gardening Team Member plays an important part in ensuring the garden areas are safe and enjoyable for all community members, visiting agencies, staff, volunteers and officers. More broadly, we believe an inspiring and welcoming garden contributes to community wellbeing. Combining the practical and the aesthetic aspects of garden maintenance makes this role very satisfying for those who enjoy creating beautiful, peaceful and bountiful spaces, as well as neatness and order.

Key responsibilities

Gardening activities:

Applying a wealth of gardening knowledge and experience to regular maintenance such as sweeping, raking, mowing, weeding, pruning, mulching, composting and watering, as well as ongoing seasonal tasks to keep the harvest garden productive and pest-free.

Garden projects:

Using vision, creativity and some project and budgeting management, consult with manager to plan and build garden beds, paths, and other garden features.

Garden equipment:

Bringing a good dose of responsibility, ensure tools and equipment are properly checked, used and stored, with particular attention to ensuring they are maintained in safe working order at all times.

Qualifications and skills (desired/required)

Knowledge and experience in plants, soils, seasonal maintenance and small gardening projects is required

Confident using and caring for gardening tools and equipment Level of fitness to undertake gardening activities, including digging and lifting soil

Good communication skills, both listening to and conveying information/ideas/suggestions

Capabilities and personal attributes

Manage Self:

Shows personal motivation and commitment to completing work activities effectively. 

Act Ethically and with Integrity:

Is reliable and trustworthy; supports a culture of integrity and professionalism; acts consistent with TSA vision, mission and values. 

Show Respect:

Understands and respects the rights and beliefs of others in a non-judgemental way. 

Display Resilience:

Remains open to new ideas and approaches; offers opinions and works through challenges constructively. 

Influence Others:

Utilises facts, knowledge and experience to support recommendations. 

Work Collaboratively:

Work as a supportive and cooperative team member, shares information and acknowledges the contribution and support of others. 

Background check requirements

Background checks play an important part in our commitment to being a safe organisation. Below is what is required for this role.

As this role requires access to valuable equipment and at times, unsupervised entry to secure areas, it requires a Police Check In some states, this role is considered child-related and therefore may require a Working with Children Check/Working with Vulnerable People Check

Personal information collected will be handled per our privacy and confidentiality policies. The selection process will be fair ensuring the best person for the role and our team is selected.

Development opportunities with this role

This role will give volunteers an opportunity to develop skills and experience in garden maintenance and projects, thinking innovatively and expressing ideas, as well as working with a team to achieve common goals.

Time Required & Commitment

As agreed with manager

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.