DO you love to garden or get satisfaction from helping others – and have a bit of time to spare?

The Clarence Community Volunteer Service (CCVS) is looking for new volunteers to help maintain the gardens of some older residents and people with disabilities in Clarence.

CCVS, facilitated by Clarence City Council, offers a range of services to support older residents and people with disabilities.

The services provided include gardening and other household tasks which often allow people to stay living in their own homes for longer.

Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said there was a strong culture of volunteering in Clarence, but the impacts of COVID-19 had made it difficult for some people to continue their volunteering work.

“The CCVS plays a very important role in keeping people connected with their communities as well as allowing people to have greater independence,” he said.

“Often it is retired people who volunteer, but I am sure there are people of all ages within our community who could spare some time to help out others.

“Volunteering adds real meaning to life, something that has to be experienced to really understand.

“If you love gardening, this would be a great way to get into volunteering.”

New volunteers would be asked to assist with light gardening tasks – including mowing lawns and weeding.

The amount of time spent volunteering is up to the individual, even one or two hours a month could help someone in need keep their independence.

The areas where help is currently in most need are Mornington, Rosny, Warrane, Howrah and Bellerive.

All necessary equipment, personal protective equipment will be supplied.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more about what is involved, phone the CCVS team on 6217 9630 or email ccvs@ccc.tas.gov.au.

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