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Volunteers at Folly Farm's Wellbeing GardenVolunteers at Folly Farm's Wellbeing Garden

Our Community team inspires people about wildlife through innovative learning programmes, health and wellbeing projects and the award winning 'Feed Bristol' community food-growing hub, to enhance communities and enrich nature.

We work with volunteers in many different ways, providing community engagement experience in the environmental sector. Please see below for current volunteering opportunities but if you have relevant skills that you would like to share please get in touch.

Community food growing projects:

Feed Bristol

Feed Bristol is an exciting community wildlife-friendly food growing project on eight acres of beautiful land buzzing with wildlife in Stapleton in Bristol. It is a great place to discover how to grow food in a wildlife friendly way and explore how nature helps us grow.

For all volunteer opportunities below, please contact: volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Communal growing days

There is a diverse range of jobs that you will be involved with from horticulture, land management and conservation. Bring lunch and work clothes. 

Our volunteer team is currently full, we will let you know when space becomes available again in the new year. We are stopping all additional volunteering so that we can focus on winter maintenance.

Grow Leader Placement programme

Grow leader placements form part of Feed Bristol's core crew and they are formal positions which require you to be able to commit to two days per week for nine months. You will receive a free place on our Grow Leader Course.

Developing skills in our Grow Leader team and giving people meaningful work experience forms the backbone of this inspirational community project. This enables us to engage with a broad range of community groups to demonstrate social impact and drive the project’s vision forward to become a centre of excellence that champions ecology and food growing. In the first three years we supported 40 people into employment through this process.

Our volunteer Grow Leader Placement programme will start on 12th February (application in by 29th January.)

See link for details of course:

http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/Grow-Leader-2018

A role description can be found here: 

http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/grow_leader_course_2018_.pdf