Located in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan a day’s corporate volunteering at the Amelia Trust Farm gives your team a day of fresh air, exercise and a fun day out of the office or normal place of work.

Picture of people painting a fencePast companies who have taken part in corporate volunteering at the Farm have found that it has helped them to promote employee bonding and relationship-building, particularly across departments that rarely work together.

Participants leave feeling re-energised, de-stressed and motivated with a developed sense of achievement through doing something worthwhile for a great cause!

The skills and time provided by corporate teams are incredibly valuable to the Amelia Trust Farm.  The Farm is made up of 160 acres of land, including woodland and a number of buildings all used daily by our young people and visitors to the Farm.  All of this requires a high level of maintenance to keep everyone safe and everything looking spick and span.  With only a small team of employed staff, the Farm relies heavily on the support of corporate groups and regular volunteers to manage and maintain the site.

Many of our business volunteers return to the Farm with family and friends after their volunteer experience. Some even join us as regular volunteers and become lifelong supporters of the Farm.

What to expect

We can offer a wide range of activities suited to the abilities and interests of your colleagues. You can get your hands dirty in our woodlands helping to maintain our pathways and trails, help us with painting and DIY, do some gardening and grass cutting or help us clean out some of our animal housing, to name but a few.

Typically our days take place from 9:30am – 3:30pm, but we can be flexible according to your team’s needs. 

We usually kick off the day with a short tour around our animals and a talk about the work we do as a charity supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.  We then take a look at the job/s in hand for the day ahead and gather the appropriate tools.  Then it’s a quick toolbox talk to highlight health and safety practices when tackling the job/s in hand and then it is full steam ahead with the job/s in hand!

Picture of people cutting a hedgeWe provide all necessary tools and materials for the day, however, we welcome any support from the groups in terms of tool replenishment or materials provision.  Many of our past groups have engaged in fundraising activities prior to spending the day volunteering at the Farm which we are always very grateful for! Let us know if this is something your group could support us with.

We encourage your group of volunteers to take regular breaks throughout the day and to take some time out to explore the Farm and some of the woodland trails.  We have a lovely café on site that serves delicious drinks, snacks and homemade cakes.  We can take advance orders for lunch so that you don’t have to spend long waiting for your food orders.

You will have a designated member of the Farm team to act as your point of contact on the day and ensure you are well looked after.

To find out more about booking a day for your team please contact the Volunteer Coordinator: E [email protected] T: 01446 782030