Corporate volunteering at Surrey Docks Farm
We strive to deliver an active and engaging volunteering programme on the Farm. We encourage volunteers to get stuck in, cleaning out the goats, mucking in with the sheep and generally getting their hands dirty! In the afternoon we get involved with more gardening focused tasks such as hedge trimming, installing raised beds, creating dead hedges, clearing overgrown areas etc. Preferably something where we have a clear result at the end of the day.
As a charity we do charge for these days. We rely on corporate volunteering not only to help with maintenance tasks but also as a crucial unrestricted fundraising stream. The fee for corporate volunteering is £55 per person, plus an additional £165 for supervision and administration costs. This fee includes all materials and equipment needed for the day and we ask for a minimum billable fee of 10 people, even if say, only 8 people come on the day. We can host up to 12 people per day. In some cases we can take more than 12 people on one day, but there would be an additional supervision charge so we can engage two staff members to ensure we offer you a safe and fun experience!
We take health and safety very seriously. We’ll provide you with a detailed risk assessment to share with your team in advance, including covering what to wear and what PPE we will provide. Your supervisor will also give a clear health and safety brief before each task.
Corporate Volunteer Day Timetable
Volunteer days follow a rough timetable as follows:
|10am-11am||Meet at the Farm where tea/coffee is provided, followed by a tour of the Farm to learn more about our community projects and meet the animals.|
|11am-12:30pm||Kick off with some animal care tasks e.g. sweeping the goat yard or mucking out the sheep and cows. Following mucking out we’ll give you some animal food to go round and feed our farm animals and get that perfect goat selfie!|
|1:30pm-3pm||Afternoon horticulture tasks e.g. weeding and hedge maintenance (with the trimmings going to our greedy goats), building raised beds, etc|
If you would like to know more please get in touch by filling out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our team will be in touch.
Please note: Volunteering days are only available up to 31st October 2019 given most of the work is outside and weather dependent. We can taking bookings again for dates from mid-March 2020.