The Salvation Army Bendigo
BE PART OF GROWING A COMMUNITY GARDEN
Gravel Hill Community Garden is a non-profit community garden, managed by the Salvation Army and located in Bendigo.
The community garden was founded to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to support community services. The garden is also a great place to volunteer and provides continuing pleasure to individuals with activities ranging from general gardening, nursery work, maintenance, compost making and new ideas are always encouraged.
The Salvation Army Gravel Hill Community Garden has been a huge part of the Grow Cook Share Project. This productive garden has a mixture of private and communal plots, feeding the Karen community, providing food for local restaurants and businesses and is a training ground for Work for the Dole projects among many others.
This STRUCTURED WORK PLACEMENT is available as a 3 day placement Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of October 2022
PLEASE CONTACT GOLDFIELDS LOCAL LEARNING EMPLOYMENT NETWORK TO SECURE THIS PLACEMENT.
Skills You Might Learn
Communicate with others in the workplace, deliver a service to customers, work effectively in a business environment ,process and maintain workplace information,
handle mail, contribute to workplace innovation, produce simple word processed documents, create and use spreadsheets, communicate electronically, identify suitability for micro business, participate in environmentally sustainable work practices, contribute to health and safety of self and others, organise and complete daily work activities and work effectively with others.
Typical Tasks & Duties
Working with existing staff in Community Gardens activities and organising and supporting volunteers and other workers.
The community garden was founded to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to support our community services. The garden is also a great place to volunteer and provides continuing pleasure to individuals with activities ranging from general gardening, nursery work, maintenance, compost making and new ideas are always encouraged
Community Services opportunity with The Salvation Army which is one of the world's largest Christian social welfare organisations with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 127 countries. We have been in Australia for over 130 years. Currently we have more than 8,500 active officers and staff delivering in excess of 1000 specifically designed social programs across Australia. The Salvation Army helps more than 1 million Australians every year – that's one person every 30 seconds!
Your time with us will be spent assisting our staff within the suite of programs we deliver. This will include Welfare assistance programs, Children's programs and volunteer programs.
Students would need to have a reasonable level of understanding of plant propagation.
Students need to be mature, professional and enthusiastic participants in our client focussed teams. They (like our own staff) need to maintain the highest standards of privacy, confidentiality and personal presentation.
Neat clean casual clothes, no torn or dirty clothes, covered in shoes or boots, no thongs or sports footwear.
Special Transport Requirements
Public Transport available, if student resides outside Bendigo area need to make own transport arrangements.