"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~ William James
There are often opportunities to volunteer here at The Fold, and we greatly value the support of our volunteer team. Examples of the roles that are available, both in terms of time commitment and also the various types of work, include:
Additionally, here are some reasons which may help you to make up your mind about the value of becoming a volunteer. Volunteering is good for you! It:
Above all, by volunteering you can make a difference, to yourself and others.
The Fold is a Community Interest Company. This means we work for the benefit of the local community and any financial gain we make, after paying for staff and other costs, goes directly back into the organisation so that we can support more community-based projects. However, we cannot gauge the ‘gain’ or ‘profit’ which is achieved from volunteering, which is probably greater than the satisfaction of making money.
Our mission at The Fold is to become a living example of a truly sustainable organisation.
As you can see from our website we have an onsite Café, a Care Farm and garden, a range of studios and shops, and The Fold Natural Therapy Centre too. All these areas from time to time require help, even if it's just once a year at one of our festivals.
We welcome everyone who would like to volunteer at The Fold. No matter how much or how little time you may have to put in, we can find the right job for you. We offer a yummy plate of the house organic lunch, a full induction plus a supportive team to work with - all in exchange for your time and effort. The Fold’s success is your success, so join us to help make it happen. Your presence here is invaluable.
To apply for day volunteering, please fill out our Day Volunteering Application Form.
To apply for residential volunteering, please fill out our Residential Volunteering Application Form.
For questions and more information about volunteering at The Fold please contact:
Mon- Fri, 9am - 1pm