Volunteering opportunities

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~ William James

Here at the Fold we have valuable volunteering opportunities for self-starting individuals wanting to give something and be of service. Most of these are day placements for one or more days each week but a limited number of ‘live-in’ places are also available. Please see below for all the opportunities available.

 Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Fold Communications

 Our Government and local council have declared a Climate Emergency but what has changed? What are they doing? What are we all doing? What are you doing?

How can we co-create real and lasting change?

  • Volunteer wanted to support and work with our Communications and Events manager and others in the team to enable the writing and design of help and advice tips, fact sheets and more towards sustainable low carbon lives.

 “Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” — Natalie Portman

 

 Fold Events

Join the Fold events team and help organise and run our fabulous programme of cultural events. Activities range from deciding which events to run, distributing leaflets, selling tickets, set up on the night including decorations, running the door and putting the site back to bed.

 “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

Office and Admin

 General admin, marketing and social media support – both ongoing and project based.

 “We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help.” — Jackie Chan

Care farm

  • There are volunteer opportunities on the Care Farm supporting participants to access a range of therapeutic farm-based activities. Care Farm participants are adults and young people with a range of support needs, such as a learning disability, mental health issues, acquired brain injury and adults living with Dementia. Volunteers work with the Care Farm Manager to enable participants to engage in activities that include all aspects of growing organic vegetables, fruits and herbs, cooking and preserving produce, crafts using natural materials and nature walks.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali

  • We also run children’s ‘farm and nature play’ activities during the school holiday periods and we are hoping to begin offering children activities during term time soon. There are volunteer opportunities to assist in helping prepare and deliver our children’s activities too.
  • As this volunteer role will involve working with children and vulnerable adults, we will ask all volunteers to have a DBS check (we can cover the cost of this and provide all the necessary forms) and to also provide 2 references.
  • Project based volunteer opportunities on the care farm include helping establish as raised bed area for participants with limited mobility and helping to sort and organise our woodwork workshop to make it more accessible for care farm participants

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  • admin, data entry and marketing support
  • Ability to work with Excel & develop spread sheets.
  • Entering harvest records onto the computer
  • Potential to work on our website and link it into an order form
  • Practical help on farm
  • Day to day work of harvesting, weeding, chickens, etc.
  • Specific winter tasks e.g. cutting back hedges, checking all the rabbit fencing, pruning fruit trees, further maintenance on the polytunnel (with site team), making permanent marker posts for all the beds, making signs for the fruit trees with Kate, tidying round the buildings and polytunnels and glasshouse, fixing and cleaning tools, helping with relocation of polytunnel and glasshouse.
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  • “If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan

     “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — William Shakespeare

Site and Nature Trail

  •  Helping with maintenance of our grounds around the café and main site
  • Helping with more general estate maintenance
  • Helping with maintenance and development of our beautiful nature trails
  • Helping site maintenance of buildings and development projects.

 “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle

Farm shop and café

  • Help with support roles like putting out stock in our beautiful bijou farm shop or supporting our busy café team.

 “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein

Project based opportunities.  – examples include:

  •  Painting a mural on side of the maintenance shed.
  • Contributing towards development of the community housing project.
  • Building a large Willow sculpture on the side of the road.
  • Developing nature enhancing shelters and habitats for wildlife.
  • Developing a communications programme and running the social media for the farm and box scheme.
    •  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

       “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King

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