Volunteering at Penmount

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We are now in a position to allow volunteer workers to help out in the grounds.

Penmount has 28 acres of land, 11 acres of which are laid out to formal memorial gardens.

Much of the upkeep is centred on weeding and edging of the beds and borders.

We hope the introduction of volunteer workers even for an odd hour here and there will allow the permanent gardeners to address the more specialised tasks required around the grounds to be maintained within a regular seasonal timescale.

Areas of the gardens will be allocated to volunteer workers along with set tasks, or if preferred a special section of the gardens around where a memorial is situated may be requested to work on.

Volunteer workers with skills in horticultural duties may wish to offer to be utilised in other areas of work around the grounds, this can be discussed and as long as it fits in with the pre scheduled annual garden tasks and within Health and Safety guidelines may be possible to arrange.

If you have not already completed a volunteer registration form please return a completed copy to Penmount crematorium before you contact us to offer your help.

There are a few requirements we need in place before work can commence.

We will require at least 2 days’ notice before you come on site to help out. Just ring the main line 01872 272871 and ask for Graham.

On your first visit you will be met by a named member of staff who will go through a short induction and signing of the volunteer agreement form. You will be expected to complete a volunteer timesheet each time you are on site which will remain on file at the crematorium.

The tools for the work you wish to help with will be provided as well as any necessary PPE, along with a fluorescent waistcoat to show other staff and visitors you are a volunteer worker. We would ask if you could wear sturdy footwear, and bring your own waterproofs if needed.

We hope you enjoy your time with us in the gardens and would like to thank you for your interest in helping keep the grounds in the condition they deserve.

Register as a volunteer at Penmount