OPEN POSITION: Volunteer Clayton’s House Gardener

POSITION: Clayton’s House Gardener
DEPARTMENT: Clayton’s House
REPORTS TO: House Manager
LOCATION: Portland, ME

Schedule & Hours Commitment:

1 hour shift, can come any day of the week (though there is no indoor access on weekends).

Position Summary:

Clayton’s House gardeners help elevate the experience of all guests at Clayton’s house by creating a therapeutic environment outside of the house.  Volunteers will care for aesthetics and plantings of the backyard flower beds, and plantings on the porch and balconies.  This work will likely entail seasonal planting and decorations, as well as regular watering and weeding.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Seasonal planting & decorations
  • Weekly watering & Weeding
  • Engaging with guests as appropriate

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Emotionally intelligent and capable of interacting appropriately with guests of Clayton’s House

Required Education or Certifications:

  • None

Physical Requirements:

  • This is a physically active job. Standing for long periods of time, bending over, carrying weight for a distance are all possible expectations.

General Requirements:

  • Must attend Dempsey Center Culture Training
  • Maintains professional behavior, dress and appearance at all times while volunteering
  • Must use discretion and protect the confidentiality of all Dempsey Center clients.; HIPAA-specific training will be provided.
  • If the work includes direct client interaction, must complete background check and have/or opt out of flu shot.