Volunteer at Sims Hill – help us get vegetables into the ground and keep the farm running! You can get out in the fresh air, learn about growing and meet new people. We don’t expect any horticultural knowledge from volunteers, we will show you how to do any tasks. You can come and help us whether you are a member of Sims Hill or not. Currently we welcome weekend volunteers, but due to Covid-19, we are only able to have small groups.

Weekend volunteering

We have monthly volunteer Sundays (third Sunday of the month) open to anyone to join in. Due to current Covid-19 measures, we need to put a limit on numbers, so please contact us beforehand if you would like to come along. For more details, please check our Facebook page.

The day runs from 10.30am-4pm. In the morning we always meet at the Grow Wilder site (formerly Feed Bristol) to start. If you come along later, text or call James on 07912877023 to check whether we are on the Big Field or at the Grow Wilder site.

For directions go to https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/urban-wildlife/grow-wilder at the bottom of the page.

If you want more information about our Sunday volunteering, please email simshillgrowers@mail.com or check the events section of our Facebook page.

What do volunteers do at Sims Hill?
Maybe some weeding, maybe some sowing, a bit of hoeing or planting… Exact tasks will be decided by the weather, plants and the farm manager. Whatever you do it will definitely be an enormous help to Sims Hill – many hands make light work, even just for one afternoon. We’ll provide all the tools and explanations, but we need your willing hands and smiles.

What should volunteers bring?
Warm clothes or suncream
Boots/wellies/shoes for fields that are comfortable for walking
Waterproofs if the sky looks ominous (but don’t forget we also have polytunnels, we won’t make you suffer)
Something for lunch
You are welcome to bring children/friends, but please make sure that they will be warm/cool enough + happy to work with us.

Do you have a question?
If you have any questions about Sunday volunteering, email simshillgrowers@mail.com.

You can see lots of photos from previous volunteer days on our Sims Hill Shared Harvest Facebook page.