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About the Position
Position: 1742 - Garden/Landscape Volunteer
Organization: Bethell Hospice
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
Adopt a garden bed to maintain throughout the entire season! Come as you are able to help with planting, maintenance and other landscape items.

Landscape Design Goals
- Native species, planted and encouraged to naturalize
- Biodiversity to attract and support and abundance of birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators
- Design and species selection that is low maintenance
- Beauty and support of wildlife through the four seasons
- Wheelchair accessibility

Sustainable Environmental and Maintenance Goals
- Hardy plant material able to withstand drought and occasional flooding
- Use of chemicals, fertilizers and watering systems not required
- Minimum of noise and pollution from power equipment

Hospice volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Bethell Hospice trans-disciplinary team who generously give of themselves and their time. They each bring unique gifts to those they serve. Garden/Landscape Volunteers contribute to the maintenance of a natural design that fits with the local natural heritage and provides a peaceful, pleasing and restorative environment for residents, visitors, staff and volunteers.

Volunteer in a team environment
Apply your enthusiasm and skills towards maintaining a beautiful landscape for hospice residents and their families
Learn more about Hospice Palliative Care Services in your community
Learn more about caring for gardens designed with native species to attract birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators
All tools supplied by Bethell Hospice

Position Qualifications
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Sensitive, compassionate, flexible and conscientious
- Open-minded and non-judgmental
- Respect for diversity, equity and inclusivity
- Responsible, punctual and reliable
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Work well in a team or independently, open to guidance as an opportunity for self-growth
- Strong time management skills
- Comfortable asking questions and seeking information
- Meet physical requirements of the position
- Love for gardening and landscaping
- Successfully complete screening requirements and Hospice Lite training
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Schedule is worked out with Volunteer Coordinator and Landscape Committee

Hospice Lite Training provided by Bethell Hospice. Please contact for more information on Fall 2016 dates

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Seasonal/Special Event, Healthcare, Senior Support
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