Gardening gloves at the ready in Glasgow!

Phone lines open on Wednesday 23 May at 11am.  Please call 01793 406007 and select option 2 to book.  

Don't forget to check at the size of the challenge indicated in the key at the bottom of the page. Plus, if available, click the photo link for your challenge to view your potential project.

483  Green Fingers!

Challenge group size: M

East Park

What's the challenge?

East Park provides a vital service to families across Scotland, delivering excellent residential care and education to children and young people aged 5 to 25 with complex additional support needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attachment Disorder, physical and sensory impairments, learning difficulties and behaviour challenges. We have provided services for more than 140 years and the need for our specialist provision is growing. The organisation has seen a significant increase in the number of children with autism and highly complex learning disabilities. We currently support about 60 children and young people and their families across all our services.


East Park would love a team of volunteers to come in to one of their residential houses to complete a general tidy up of the garden.  This may include weeding, cutting the grass, trimming bushes, painting fences and huts, planting flowers etc.

This would mean that the young  residents will be able to enjoy their garden and the outdoor space. 

486  Summer Lovin'

Challenge group size: S


What's the challenge?

The original Erskine Hospital was established in 1916 to care for wounded soldiers and sailors returning from the battlefields of the First World War. Over 100 years later, the organisation now cares for an average of 1,000 elderly and disabled ex-Service men and women, their spouses and widows/widowers each year through nursing, dementia, palliative and respite care in four Erskine Homes across Scotland’s Central Belt. 

Erskine offer care to men and women with a broad range of complex care needs, including those living with a physical disability and those with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or cognitive impairments including all forms of dementia.  They provide on-site services in all of their homes including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, recreational and social activities, dentistry, podiatry, hairdressing and more.


Erskine would love a team to visit the Erskine Glasgow Home and spend the morning helping with some painting/gardening tasks and then spend the afternoon taking part in some activities with the residents.            

For the morning, they need the following help: 

1.  General tidy of all garden areas used by residents of the home and restaining some of the wooden garden furniture.

2. In the afternoon, the volunteers would spend some time with the residents playing games - perhaps a quiz with some afternoon tea!                

All 47 residents, their families and friends, staff and volunteers will benefit from this activity.  It will allow Erskine to tidy up the gardens for their use in the Summer, when residents and families typically enjoy sitting outside together in good weather, taking part in outdoor activities and holding events such as the Summer Fete and garden party.