Skanda Hafan is a self-catering accommodation project in Dolgran. It is run completely by volunteers with all profits directly funding our hospice.

There is approximately an acre of gardens and a further four acres of agricultural land. The potential to develop inspirational grounds and gardens around the buildings and further afield is immense.

We are looking for a new team of volunteers to help create and maintain a magical set of spaces and external structures to complement the fabulous accommodation provided.

What will this role involve day-to-day?

As a garden volunteer, you will be joining a new team and be involved in the creation and maintenance of the gardens, grounds and garden structures at Skanda Hafan. We encourage everyone in the team to be active in sharing their ideas and helping to mould the project. In this role you will be involved in:

  • Mowing
  • Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Sweeping
  • Digging
  • Potting
  • Various aspects of simple construction.

Existing skills, experience and knowledge of gardening is very welcome as is a passion for nature, creativity, team spirit and willingness to muck in. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.

How to apply

Please fill in the application form below and we will be in touch within a few days. If you have any questions please email:

Apply for this role

  • The volunteer role

  • Please tell us about your skills, knowledge and relevant experience.
  • What attracts you to volunteering at Skanda Vale Hospice?
  • Please tell us if you can speak or write in Welsh or any other language.
  • How much time do you feel you MIGHT be able to offer to the role?
  • What time of day usually works best for you? (Please tick as many as you wish)

  • Your references

    Please give details below of two individuals who you are happy for us to approach for a reference. Your referees must have known you for at least two years and cannot be related to you.
  • Please tell us how this person knows you, ie: line manager, colleague, minister etc.
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  • Health & personal issues

  • Health and personal issues do not disqualify people from volunteering with us, but we need to understand to be able to accommodate your needs safely wherever we can. Please tell us if you have any medical or personal conditions and requirements that may affect your activities as a volunteer.
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