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Enthusiastic Gardeners - Cancer Society's Daffodil House


Cancer Society Otago - Southland


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Cancer Society understands how a diagnosis can affect every aspect of a person's life, and how it can also affect their family/whanau and friends around them. Their commitment is to help people get through.

Daffodil House provides accommodation to people travelling to Dunedin for cancer treatment. They have a small but much enjoyed garden with a small lawn and flower beds. If the garden gets a monthly tidy up it helps to keep it looking lovely for the residents throughout the year. Each year Cancer Society sets up a monthly roster of approximately 4 people who can come in from time to time to keep Daffodil House's garden looking tidy. With spring upon us, Cancer Society would love to build a small team of volunteers to help with this task. The work usually involves 1 to 2 hours of light gardening duties around a small lawn.

In this role you will:

  • Work alongside others
  • Push an electric mower over a small, flat lawn
  • Engage in weeding activities
  • Perform light grounds tidying tasks

Volunteers will gain:

  • Initial orientation
  • The appreciation of Cancer Society staff and the Daffodil House residents
  • The knowledge that they are serving their community by supporting people in their time of need to enjoy a beautiful garden


  • Happy to push an electric lawn mower (all flat)
  • Some weeding, tidying and light lifting
  • Bending, kneeling, twisting, clasping, pushing and some small lifting is involved
  • Basic general knowledge of garden plants a bonus. I.e. Is this a plant or a weed!?
  • You can bring your own gloves if you prefer
  • All the tools and an electric mower available on site
  • Suitable footwear
  • A hat, sun protection and something to drink

Time commitment

1 - 2 hours every couple of months

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 2518

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