Volunteer (Individual)

We are currently only able to take on independant volunteers.

Due to the small size of our team 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 complete an application form to apply for volunteering!

Community Garden & DIY Volunteer

We always need people with practical DIY and gardening skills to help us maintain things around the site and help us ensure our community garden flourishes. Professional and keen amateur gardeners, carpenters, and plumbers are all welcome! If you have no gardening experience but would still like to help, we are also always looking for volunteers willing to pop down to the farm for a couple of hours a day, to make sure all the plants are watered.

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


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.  


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 – 5pm Monday – Sunday, with occasional late weekday sessions. Please enquire for details. 


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.


Please complete an application form to apply for volunteering, or contact us if you have any questions!

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Your support makes a difference!

Buys 2 bales of hay (Our animals need 150 bales every month)

Will cover the farm’s electricity cost for one entire day

Will pay for farrier costs & dental treatments for 1 horse, for 1 month

Will provide food & bedding for all animals on the farm for three weeks…

Will pay for farrier costs & dental treatments for 1 horse, for 1 month

Every donation made will help us to reach more people with our services…

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Whether you're looking to book a workshop, sign up for one of our development programmes, want to become a volunteer, book a riding lesson or just want to say hello, we'd love to hear from you!