We are very lucky to have a growing number of volunteers who join us regularly to support our conservation efforts. We host sessions:
Weekly, every Monday 9.30am - 12 noon; and
By arrangement throughout the year (sign up via our Upcoming Events page).
We end each session with refreshments in our orchard as a thank you. The group is always very welcoming and attendance is completely flexible, with no pressure to join every week.
If you would like to join our regular group, we'll contact you via WhatsApp or email each Sunday to confirm our plans for the following day, based on the weather and the tasks we're hoping to complete.
Join our weekly sessions by simply getting in touch.
No expertise or experience required and we do our best to offer a choice of tasks, based on physical ability. Some examples are below.
Wildflower Seed Collecting
Through Summer and Autumn, our volunteers help us to hand-collect wildflower seeds across our meadows, with basic tuition provided. Selling seeds provides vital funding for our project, while enabling others to grow native plants for wildlife.
Our volunteers work with plants regularly, sowing and potting on wildflowers in order to cultivate them for our customers. We have an ambitious program of wildflower cultivation all year round, with over 50 native species growing within our dedicated polytunnel and greenhouses.
Tree Guard Removal
We've planted over 42,000 trees and shrubs in our new woodland. As these mature, their tubes need to be removed to avoid plastic litter and restrictions to the trees. This is a Winter task, when the trees are most accessible.
A key part of our meadow management plan is to cut and collect hay in late August. Once our bales are made, we then move them to our barns to keep them dry before they're sold or eaten by our goats!
Join our Volunteer Team
Simply send us a message using our contact form if you'd like to join our volunteer group.
If you're unable to join our weekly Monday (9.30-12) sessions, please let us know and we can inform you of other volunteering sessions.
Our weekly volunteers receive invitations every Sunday via WhatsApp - if you're happy to receive these, please provide your mobile number.