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Anderton Boat Lift - Gardening volunteer

Anderton Boat Lift, Trent & Mersey Canal, Cheshire

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It gave me life skills and confidence that I probably couldn’t have gained elsewhere.
Karen, volunteer

What's involved?

Do you have a passion for Petunias? Are you crazy for Chrysanthemums? Are you giddy for Gladioli? Could you spare a few hours to help us? Then we need you! The Anderton Boat lift is looking for inventive and visionary volunteers who have an ambition to deliver and engage the thousands of visitors that visit Anderton each year.

Responsibilities will include:
• General gardening work (weeding, planting, cultivation)
• Planning and designing borders for each season.
• Talking to and answering questions from our visitors about our gardens and the Anderton Boat Lift.

If you would like to join us, please do click apply for further details.

What skills are we looking for?

This role will suit people who have a friendly enthusiastic manner and enjoy working with visitors. It can sometimes be physically demanding, and you may be on your feet for long periods of time. No skills are required, but previous experience and great customer service skills would be a bonus! You will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

What will you get from us?

Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team, volunteering in a beautiful environment, meeting people and making new friends, improving communication skills and enjoying new experiences to name a few, along with a real personal satisfaction that you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience.

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