We are currently only able to take on independant volunteers. Unfortunately we cannot currently accommodate supported volunteers. We hope to be able to offer this service again in the future. 

Always wanted to get involved with a charity? We rely on our amazing volunteers to help us run our charity and deliver our services! There are a lot of different ways that you can volunteer with us, depending on the skills you have to offer!  

"I’d say volunteering at Vauxhall city farm gave me the confidence that I’m capable of working and meeting/talking to different people. I felt like I could be myself, including asking for help and adapting tasks, so my health didn’t get in the way of enjoying my work!" -- Nathalie, Riding volunteer

Please be aware that the below roles are for volunteers 16+. If you are 15 years old, please visit our Young Volunteers page. If you are under 15, please check out Urban Roots, our young people Saturday Club or find out more about the Work experience placements we offer! 

Please contact us to apply for volunteering!

Fundraising Volunteer

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to become a dedicated fundraising volunteer.  In this role you’d be making a direct contribution to making sure that the farm remains sustainable and be involved in everything from hands on work such as helping to run events and manning our info table at the entrance to the farm during half terms to contacting businesses on our behalf and seeing if there isn't a way to get them involved with the farm or helping with writing funding applications and organising fundraising events, and all or anything in between. 

Days and hours available can be flexible, but ideally should overlap with normal office hours 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, at least at the start. However weekend meetings and inductions can be arranged.  

Café Volunteer

Our community cafe could be the perfect place for you, if you are looking to gain hands on experience in the industry, or alternatively if you are a bubbly person that enjoys interacting with the public, and are looking for a place to put this to good use! Our café volunteers help us with the day to day running of our little café and are a huge part in the café being able to support the running costs of the farm and its charitable objectives, as well as giving the community a local space to meet and spend time together. 

We can provide barista training as part of your volunteering hours as well as give references for completed hours. 

Days and hours available are 9.30am - 4pm Wednesday - Sunday

Riding Volunteer

Mad about horses? So are we! We are always looking for new people to join our dedicated team of riding volunteers to help us with looking after the horses (mucking out, grooming, bathing, exercising) as well as looking after our riders (tacking up horses and getting them out for lessons on time as well as helping in lessons, leading a horse or being a side walker during our RDA lessons). There is an endless amount to do and not enough hours in the day! However the riding team always find time for a cup of tea and a biscuit somewhere! 

Days and hours available are from 9am Monday - Friday. Monday - 5pm, Tuesdays - 9pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - 6.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am - 5pm

Education & Training Volunteer

Our Education and Training department works with all people of all ages and all walks of life and it can be an incredible rewarding experience to volunteer with this team! Tuesday - Friday we welcome school groups to the farm and we are always looking for people to help us deliver our workshops. You would be assisting a member of staff, helping to get animals ready, prepare the pond dipping equipment or set up the tools needed for a bug hunt! We also deliver private Meet & Greets with the animals for public and Birthday Parties for kids at the weekend and much more that we always need help with! If you have experience working with school children, youth groups or community outreach projects, or are simply interested in learning about these things, our education department would love to hear from you.  

Days and hours available are Monday - Sunday , 9.30am - 4.30pm. 

Farmyard Volunteer

If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, muck out a stable, catch some chickens, groom a guinea pig and hug the odd goat, then you could make a great farmyard volunteer! You don’t need any experience but you do need to commit to becoming a regular helping hand, either during the week or at weekends. 

Days and hours available are Monday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm

Event Volunteer (on and off site)

If you want to volunteer with us, but you cannot commit to a weekly volunteering slot, then event volunteering could be the perfect thing for you! We run events at the farm during half terms and holidays, as well as off site events - mostly on weekends during the summer months but really all year round. We always need a helping hand to talk to visitors and let them meet our animals, ensure animal welfare during events, help us run family activities at the farm and much more! 

Days and hours are dependent on bookings, but tend to be on weekends and during the holidays.

Gardening & DIY Volunteer

We are always looking for people with practical DIY and gardening skills to help us maintain things around the site. Professional and keen amateur gardeners, carpenters, plumbers and electricians are all welcome! Unfortunately we cannot offer training, so we do need you to have basic skill and knowledge in these areas, to volunteer with us! 

Days and hours available are Monday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm, however any large DIY would need to be undertaken on a Monday, when the farm is closed to the public, or pre or post opening hours (before 10.30am or after 4pm)

Please contact us to apply for volunteering!

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