Volunteering

Whether you're looking to spend time in a green space, meet new people, learn new skills or get work experience, we have a great range of volunteer opportunities to choose from.

Get involved in one of our regular weekly volunteer sessions or come along to a fun packed day of community action. Take a look at the options available then get in touch at - getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk - to find out more:

Nature and craft sessions

Get involved in a range of tasks based around maintenance of the site and learning new skills. You could help making benches, mending paths, surveying wildlife or tending to animals. We run traditional crafts and woodwork activities as well as projects growing and harvesting vegetables. These sessions are specially for people looking to find work or suffering from ill physical or mental health that prevents you securing long term meaningful employment. Part of the Enclude Project.

Boiling Wellness

A relaxing weekly volunteering session where we prepare lunch together from fresh ingredients then do a seasonal activity in a beautiful outdoor setting. Activities include gardening, foraging, crafts and woodwork. Sessions run throughout the year with a cosy woodburner to keep you warm in colder months. These sessions are specially for people experiencing mental ill health or distress. Part of the Enclude Project.

Propagation Place

Get involved in our new project where you can learn how to grow healthy plants from seeds and cuttings. Or if you prefer construction you could help with making raised beds, propagation tables or creating a watering system. Come for one or two sessions a week. We encourage volunteers who live in St Pauls, St Werburghs, St Agnes and Montpelier but everyone is welcome. Part of the Enclude Project.

Supported training

Would you like to pursue a career in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture or gain experience working with people with different support needs? You can focus on supporting individuals, carrying out horticultural tasks or both.

As our groups take a while to get to know new volunteers, we ask for a minimum 3 month commitment. We also need references and an enhanced DBS check.

Animal care & Maintenance

Start or end your day by helping us to look after our tiny flocks and herds of farm animals. With training, you will independently undertake a regular morning or afternoon routine providing food and water, moving the animals between paddocks and stables or checking all is well. We also have a weekly session getting involved in the more technical animal care tasks and undertaking essential site maintenance. Part of the Enclude Project.

Seasonal events

Get stuck in at one of our seasonal events and help raise funds for the farm. You might be helping on the BBQ, managing the gate, serving drinks or assisting with setting up and taking down. The events are usually on a weekend, five times a year. Lunches provided for volunteers.

Community action days

A day of action for all the family. You might be feeding the animals, mucking out or helping to build something. These fun days are usually on a Saturday up to six times a year. Please note that children and young people must be supervised. Part of the Enclude Project.

Weekly Schedule

Volunteer opportunity Days Times
Nature and craft Weds or Fri
Boiling Wellness Mon 11am-3pm
Propagation place Mon, Weds, Thurs 10am - 3pm
Supported training Mon, Tues, Weds 9.30am - 3.30pm
Community action days Usually weekends Email: getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk for details
Seasonal events Usually weekends   Check What's on
Animal care Mon to Fri 9.00am - 10am or 4pm to 5pm