Youth Volunteer

We run a range of informal education activities for children and young people at the Farm. Volunteers (aged 18+) support the Youth Team by getting hands on and creating fun, interesting and educational sessions.

We’re currently recruiting for volunteers to support the delivery of our Young Farmers (aged 8-13) and Greenagers (aged 14-18) programmes on Saturdays and Sundays. Please read on for full details and how to apply.

Young Farmers

Young Farmers is a free weekly club for children aged 8-13 to get involved with all aspects of a working farm. Children help with mucking out and caring for animals, growing their own food, learning about environmental conservation, cooking and traditional craft activities; alongside a focus on youth-led social action projects and development of employability skills. We have four groups of ten children who attend a set morning or afternoon slot every Saturday and Sunday.

This volunteer role provides a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in outdoor education, youth work and development of young people; as well as engaging in a meaningful activity giving back to their community.

Experience with animals, gardening, cooking or crafts is useful, but FAR more important is a person who is enthusiastic, patient and interested in enabling our young people to thrive and develop.

We’re looking for a regular commitment on a Sunday from 9:30am-5pm on a weekly, or fortnightly basis. 

We currently have vacancies for ad-hoc volunteers to help cover when our regular volunteers are away on Saturdays or Sundays (9:45am – 4:45pm).

We also have a vacancy for a fortnightly Sunday volunteer (9:45am – 4:45pm). Please register your interest via the application form below.

 

Greenagers

Greenagers is a free weekly club for children aged 14-18 to get involved with all aspects of a working farm. Young people help with mucking out and caring for animals, growing their own food, learning about environmental conservation, cooking and traditional craft activities; alongside a focus on youth-led social action projects and development of employability skills. We have two groups of eight-ten local young people who attend a set morning or afternoon slot every Saturday.

This volunteer role provides a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in outdoor education, youth work and development of young people; as well as engaging in a meaningful activity giving back to their community.

Experience with animals, gardening, cooking or crafts is useful, but FAR more important is a person who is enthusiastic, patient and interested in enabling our young people to thrive and develop.

We currently have vacancies for someone who can commit to a regular Saturday morning slot, attending from 9:45am – 12:45pm on a weekly basis. Please use the form below to apply.

 

Forest School Volunteer

We’re establishing a new Forest School provision in the Farm’s Wildlife Garden, led by one of our trained Forest School Leaders. Initially we’re delivering a six-week pilot project on Friday mornings in November-December 2021 engaging six home-educated children aged 8-12 years. 

We will rely on volunteers to assist with the delivery of this pilot project. The volunteer role will involve supporting the Forest School Leader deliver hands-on nature activities, using bushcraft tools, lighting fires and promoting the Forest School ethos of a child-centred and play approach.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys working with young people aged 8-12 years and is comfortable being outdoors in all weather conditions!  Existing experience with nature, wildlife and bushcraft activities is useful, but FAR more important is a person who is enthusiastic about youth work, is patient, supportive and able to follow instructions to enable the young people to get the most out of these sessions.

In return we will give you valuable experience working with young people. This is an ideal role for those wanting to work in environmental education, youth work and/or to go into teaching.

This volunteer role requies a regular commitment every Friday morning from 9:30am-1pm.

Sorry, no current vacancies.

Youth Volunteer Enquiry Form

 

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