Opportunities with Be Well

Despite the impact of Covid-19, we’re looking to the future and planning for the time – hopefully not too far away now – when we can restart old programme and launch new initiatives. When we do, we’re going to need people to help and maybe, just maybe, one of those people is you!

 

We currently don’t have any vacancies for paid staff, but we are always looking for willing volunteers to be involved in interesting, rewarding activities (see below) – and have fun along the way! If you’d like to find out more, phone Nick on 07834 670902 or Jayne on 07590 839421.

COME ON A JOYRIDE WITH US

Be Well is hitting the road and we need passionate, friendly volunteer cyclists to start giving Joyrides for older people across Glossop.

Be Well has just invested in a brand new electric tri-shaw – that’s a rickshaw with three wheels – and our Joyride programme will involve two passengers and a ‘pilot’ pedalling out for rides round Glossop.

We’re looking for volunteers to work with us as pilots. No experience is necessary, as full training will be given.

All you need to volunteer is a willingness to be involved, to try something new and to be an active part of the positive experience of leaving behind what has been a tough year for everyone. The tri-shaw has an electric motor, but you will need to do some pedalling too – so a basic level of fitness is required.

If you’d like to know more, ring Nick on 07834 670902 or email him at nick.rider@bewellglossop.co.uk 

VOLUNTEER ALLOTMENT-EERS WANTED

Are you a gardener? Would you like to be one? Fancy growing your own fruit and veg and helping out with a great local initiative? Then the Glossop Community Allotment, managed by Be Well, might well be the place for you. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us run sessions and to keep the allotment at its sparkling best.

We have Covid protocols in place and we’re limited to the number of people on the allotment at one time, but everything keeps growing! Sessions revolve around digging, weeding, planting and cultivation, picking and eating produce – all depending on the season, of course – so an appreciation of gardening, or a wish to gain knowledge of allotment gardening would be great. Alternatively, if you have a talent for construction we also make birdboxes and renovate tools and gardening materials, as well as helping out plot-holders with disabilities with small jobs around their plots such a reroofing sheds.

Some of our members need a bit of extra help – because they’re recovering from illness or have a learning disability, for example – so a willingness to “muck in” will also be gratefully received.

If you like a social atmosphere and meeting new people there’s a lot of brewing of tea, eating of biscuits and chatting as well as gardening.  So – if you just want to be outdoors with like-minded friends, appreciating a lovely environment, come on down! To find out more, contact Dave Sudworth on 07535 488644 or davesudworth@aol.com or Nick Rider on 07834 670902 or nick.rider@bewellglossop.co.uk

Happy Gardening!