Corporate volunteering at Surrey Docks Farm

We deliver fun, active and engaging corporate volunteer days here on the Farm. We encourage volunteers to get stuck in, cleaning out the goats, mucking out 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 £150 for supervision and administration costs. This fee includes all materials and equipment needed for the day. We can host up to 15 people per day. In some cases we can welcome more than 15 people on one day, but there may need to be an additional supervision charge so we can engage two staff members in order to 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.

Wildlife garden clearout
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-1pm            

 

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!

1pm-2pm

Lunch Break

2pm-3:30pm

Afternoon horticulture tasks e.g. weeding and hedge maintenance (with the trimmings going to our greedy goats), building raised beds, etc.

3:30pm-4pm

Clear up, debrief and time for any final group photos before heading home!

 

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

Corporate volunteer enquiry

 

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Tending raised beds
Building composting bays
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