About Participating Agencies
Kevin Heinze Garden Centre
Contact Name: Amanda Marshall, Co-Ordinator
Contact Phone: 9848 3695
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agency type Disability Services
Volunteering activities type Disability/support services, Gardening/outdoor activities
About the agency The Kevin Heinze Garden Centre is a not for profit organisation that provides horticultural therapy and recreational gardening for adults and children with a disability or significant disadvantage. We have been in the Manningham area for almost thirty years. We currently have over 350 children and adults who attend our Centre each year.
The Kevin Heinze Garden Centre also runs a Lunch and Company Group for a group of senior Manningham residents who come together once a fortnight to enjoy lunch. This gives them a great opportunity to have a chat with an interesting group of people rather than having lunch on their own. After having lunch, they can wander around the beautiful gardens.
Volunteers We have a very energetic and committed group of volunteers who work in small teams, or individually, with our participants on a regular basis. They undertake a range of gardening or craft activities together. Many of our volunteers have had a long involvement with the Centre - some up to twenty years. Volunteers bring a range of interests and life experiences to the Centre, which adds to the wonderful diversity.
Volunteers are needed to assist participants either individually or in small groups with craft or gardening experiences; and support carers and participants with recreational gardening, weather permitting, or indoor potting or craft activities if the weather is not good. Volunteers don't need special traininng and will be mentored here. They work as part of a support team.
VV0915 Gardening & Craft Disability Program and the Ageing in my Garden Program
Go to VV0915 Gardening & Craft Disability Program and for the Ageing in my Garden Program see the ViM vacancy page