The GAP Project- Grants and Spend Support Volunteer

Dorchester, Dorset
Posted 3 weeks ago

Main Purpose

To work alongside The GAP project volunteers and Dorset Mind staff in managing the spending of grants allocated to The GAP Project and creating reports.

The GAP Project provide a safe, welcoming non-judgemental wellbeing ecotherapy service. The service aims to support people to develop positive mental health through meaningful and therapeutic ecotherapy.


The service aims are:

  1. To grow vegetables and flowers that can be used to benefit the community, which can eventually be sold for profit and used to sustain the project.
  2. To encourage meaningful and purposeful activity and reduce stigma and social-isolation by enabling people to access peer-support.
  3. To be able to demonstrate a reduction in participants symptoms of distress and evidence increases in mental health and wellbeing.
  4. To evidence ecotherapy as a meaningful activity and one which is a helpful and therapeutic way of developing positive mental health.
  5. To build and strengthen self-esteem, confidence and resilience in a peer-support environment


For the full list of responsibilities, please read the role description below.

If you are interested in this role and think you have what it takes, please complete the application form below and email it to Alternately, please post this to: Volunteering, Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.

Volunteer Role Description

Application Form

Job Features

Job CategoryVoluntary

Apply Online