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.

Forest School Volunteer

We deliver Forest School sessions in the Farm’s Wildlife Garden, led by one of our trained Forest School Leaders. Sessions are held during term time for home-educated and SEN children. The morning group runs from 10am-12:30pm for children aged 8-12 years and the afternoon group runs from 2pm-4pm for children aged 4-7 years.

We’re recruiting volunteers to support our 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 children and young people 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 children and young people. This is an ideal role for those wanting to work in environmental education, youth work and/or to go into teaching.

Volunteers would need to commit to attending every Friday for the full day or a half day session to give consistency to our Forest School participants. The first session starts on Friday 10th June and runs every Friday until 15th July. ​Forest School will then return in September 2022.

Vacancies! Please apply via the 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’re recruiting for a new volunteer to support our Greenagers youth club every Saturday morning from 9:45am – 12:45pm.

 
 

Youth Volunteer Enquiry Form

 

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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. 

No current vacancies.

 
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