Adult Volunteering

Volunteering at Bath City Farm is a great way to spend your time.  Not only will you get to know one of Bath’s undiscovered wildlife havens, but you will also be contributing to a worthwhile community project.

“I love the Farm because it means I get out into the fresh air and I’m learning new things … it has meant a start to a new life.”  Margaret

“I have been unemployed for a period of time and without the City Farm and the self-esteem and friendships and the feeling of usefulness I have developed here, I’m sure I would have succumbed to depression.”   Sue

Adult Volunteers

Volunteering activities include cleaning out the chickens, gardening, fencing, hedgelaying, tree planting and much more, even walking the goats!!

We are not only looking for volunteers to help out with site work, you can also get involved with the Farm’s youth programme, office work and fundraising. These are all areas where skilled help is needed.

As part of our volunteering, we run a Key Volunteer scheme, for volunteers who have attended regularly over a period of time are looking to take on more responsibility at the farm.   Key Volunteers can take advantage of training opportunities offered by the farm, such as first aid, manual handling, strimming and food hygiene training.

We run the following activities during the week:

Saturdays: General volunteering (animal care and gardening).

Mondays: General volunteering (animal care and gardening). We also offer paid supported work placements on this day for those with high support needs. Contact sara@bathcityfarm.org.uk for more information.

Wednesday afternoons: for those looking to get back into work (in particular landscaping/grounds maintenance) we have a more contract level group of volunteers who carry out construction/maintenance tasks around the farm including fencing and path construction.

In addition to these general volunteering sessions, we also offer a range of other volunteering projects for adults:

On Tuesdays we run a gardening and cooking project called Earthworks for adults with learning difficulties

On Wednesday mornings & Thursdays we run a pair of  projects for those who have experienced mental distress, where you can learn how to grow and cook with garden produce as well as take part in crafting, jam-making and baking activities.

So, if you 18+ years old and looking to get fit, help your local community farm and make new friends give us a call or email for an application form. tel: 01225 481269  email: info@bathcityfarm.org.uk