Volunteer

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.

Weekday volunteering

You can come and help us whether you are a member of Sims Hill or not. If you would like to volunteer with us on weekdays, please send us an email so we can make sure the grower is onsite when you arrive.

We also have a workshare programme that exchanges regular volunteering for a share of the harvest, which operates certain months of the year with a capacity of around 10 people.

Weekend volunteering

We have monthly volunteer Sundays (third Sunday of the month) open to anyone to join in. There’s no need to email in advance, just come along on the day and we will be at the Feed Bristol site to start.

Upcoming dates 2017/18

(No December date. Come to Miriam’s party instead!)
Sunday 21st January
Sunday 18th February
Sunday 18th March

10.30am-4pm
All Sunday volunteer days meet at the FEED BRISTOL site
. For directions go to http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/feedbristol at the bottom of the 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 corra.boushel[at]hotmail.co.uk If you would like to come and volunteer on a weekday, use the simshillsharedharvest[at]gmail.com address.

 

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

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