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. We welcome weekday or weekend volunteers.


Weekday volunteering

Tuesday mornings

Tuesday is our teamwork day. We host workshares and volunteers on site 9am – 1pm for all hands on deck – sowing, weeding, whatever needs to be done there is a team to do it.

May – October: Spring to autumn means all hands at the ready! Join us at Feed Bristol at 9am and there will be plenty to do. If you are going to arrive late, please call/text James on 07912877023 to check where the group is working.

October – May: Over the winter the work is less hectic although we are still on the land. Please call/text James on 07912877023 to check the plans and make sure we can host you.

If you would like to volunteer with us on other 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 10.30am-4pm. In the morning we always meet at the Feed Bristol site to start. If you come along later, text or call James on 07912877023 to check whether we are on the Big Field or in the Feed Bristol site.

For directions go to http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/feedbristol at the bottom of the page.

If you want more information about our Sunday volunteering, please email corra.boushel[at]hotmail.co.uk 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 corra.boushel[at]hotmail.co.uk If you would like to come and volunteer on a weekday, write to us at simshillgrowers@mail.com or call/text James on 07912877023 for more information.

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

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