At Jecca’s House, we have a wonderful team of volunteer gardeners, who meet once a week to keep our green space looking beautiful.
Jecca’s Garden It is a peaceful space where patients, their carers or bereaved people can come to sit for quiet contemplation. It is also the site for our Memory Tree and the garage where our Men (and ladies) in Sheds meet once a week.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, make friends and learn new skills. And being or working in one can provide various benefits. These benefits include:
- Physical activity: Gardening can provide a form of light exercise that can be beneficial for physical health and can also boost energy levels.
- Mental health: Spending time in nature can have a positive impact on mental health, reducing stress and anxiety, and promoting feelings of calm and relaxation. The sense of accomplishment that comes from nurturing plants and watching them grow can also boost self-esteem and mood.
- Socialisation: Gardening can be a social activity and can provide an opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests.
- Distraction: Gardening can provide a welcome distraction from life’s stresses whatever they might be , allowing the individual to focus on the present moment and the task at hand.
- Sense of purpose: Gardening can provide a sense of purpose and can be a meaningful way to spend time during difficult times.
- Connection to nature: Being in nature and working with living things can be grounding, and provide a sense of connection to something larger than oneself.
f you fancy helping us out in the garden as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. If you’re interested in joining us, please email: email@example.com.