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Volunteer Gardener

The Women’s House – 65 Robe Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

About the position

Are you an avid gardener? Looking to give back to the community? Our Women’s House is in need of a volunteer gardener to care for and manage their vegetable garden!

What we are looking for

We are looking for a someone who can take on the challenge of caring for and managing our garden at our Women’s House!

As is is women (Cis or Trans) safe space this position is open strictly to female and female identifying applicants only.

As you may be working with clients you should have an understanding of the issues involved in poverty and homelessness and the capacity to work respectfully with a diverse range of participants.

Experience and a love for gardening is highly desirable. Prior volunteer experience is also desirable.

Requirements:

  • Police Check
  • Working with Children’s Check

An interview will need to be conducted in order to assess individuals suitability to the role.

About Sacred Heart Mission

Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission assists hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or disadvantage to find shelter, food, care and support. Through our wide-ranging homelessness services, research and innovation we strongly advocate for an inclusive, fair and compassionate community where people can overcome disadvantage and trauma.

Everyone is welcome at our table

We are committed to providing volunteering opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive community. People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Women’s House

The Women’s House in St Kilda is a welcoming, safe and supportive Engagement Hub tailored to the needs of all Women (Cis and Trans) who are experiencing homelessness, financial hardship or barriers to social inclusion and participation.

We strongly welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and people from the LGBTIQA+ community who may have a gender diverse experience. We are committed to providing a culturally safe and inclusive space for everyone who visits the Women’s House.

Responsibilities

  • To tend to the vegetable garden
  • To facilitate gardening with Women’s House service users
  • To encourage an environment that welcomes clients and builds community within the Women’s House.

Commitment

Weekly on Wednesday’s, 11am – 1pm

To Apply

Apply online via the link below, make sure to select ‘Women’s House – Gardener’ in the ‘Areas of Interest’ – ‘Assignment Preference’ section of the form.

We will then conduct an in person interview and if successful you need to willing undergo a police check and a Working with Children Check.