With 160 acres of farm and woodland along with lots of buildings the Amelia Trust Farm requires a lot of help to ensure that we run smoothly.  As such, our volunteer opportunities are diverse ranging from assisting with animal care, carrying out site maintenance, looking after our grounds, helping us with fundraising, lending a hand in our Café and helping out with Marketing and Administration.

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer at the Farm please download and complete our short application form telling us the role you’d like to apply for, and we’ll be in touch with you soon.  Please send completed forms to general@ameliatrust.org.uk.  

Animal Care

Do you LOVE animals? We need enthusiastic people to help us look after all of our fantastic animals to keep them in tip top condition.

You would be responsible for:

  • Feeding and caring for the Farm animals and pets
  • Cleaning the animal housing and farm areas
  • Ensuring that bio-security is maintained
  • Collecting eggs from our laying chickens
  • Washing and packing eggs
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Animal Care Volunteer Role Profile

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Grounds Maintenance

Do you have green fingers?  Are you magic with a mower? We need help keeping our grounds looking neat and tidy including our amphitheatre, children's play area, memorial garden and labyrinth.

You would be responsible for:

  • Maintaining the grounds and fencing in the memorial garden, play areas and labyrinth
  • Removing weeds, nettles and litter
  • Cutting grass and overgrown bushes
  • Assisting with the replacement of new memorial plaques
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Grounds Maintenance Volunteer Role Profile

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Marketing and Administration

Do you have great communication skills?  Are you a whiz with desk top publishing?  We need help in our office with Marketing and Administration

You would be responsible for:

  • Helping to answer general enquiries and the phone in the main office
  • Lending a hand with photocopying, shredding, laminating and filing
  • Helping out with marketing and communications
  • Maintaining IT databases and mailing lists
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Marketing and Administration Volunteer Role Profile

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General Maintenance

Are you handy with a paint brush?  Do you enjoy DIY? With lots of buildings to maintain we are always on the look out for people to help with the upkeep of the Farm.

You would be responsible for:

  • Helping out with basic repair, painting and decorating to the infrastructure of the site including:
  • Buildings including our bunkhouse, offices, sport hall, independent living centre, music studio, café, pottery and meeting rooms
  • Animal pens and paddocks
  • Public areas
  • Pathways
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the General Maintenance Volunteer Role Profile

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Meet and Greet

Do you like meeting new people? Are you good at talking to people?  We need help welcoming visitors to the farm and encouraging people to donate to our cause. 

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing information on activities at the Farm
  • Explaining about the charitable work of the Amelia Trust Farm
  • Encouraging visitors to the Farm to leave donations for car parking
  • Encouraging visitors to become “Friends of the Farm”
  • Helping us count how many people come to site with a clicker
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Meet and Greet Volunteer Role Profile

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Fundraising

Do you like meeting new people? Do you have fundraising ideas?  We need help with our fundraising events and activities to help us raise much needed funds to help us to continue to support vulnerable young people.

You would be responsible for:

  • Helping us to plan fundraising activities such as sourcing prizes for
    a raffle, baking cakes, getting support from local businesses, putting
    up posters and distributing leaflets
  • Providing fundraising support at events such as staffing a stall,
    running a raffle, helping with children’s activities, bag packing etc.
  • Making suggestions for new fundraising ideas
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Fundraising Volunteer Profile

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Education

Do you have some spare time to help support our young people?  Do you enjoy helping people?  We are looking for people to help us deliver alternative education to young people on placement at the Farm.

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing support with basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Helping to support young people with the completion of written
    work for assessments
  • Supporting young people with writing CVs
  • Helping young people complete application forms, writing letters and developing interview skills
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as maybe required

Download the Education Volunteer Profile

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Cafe

Do you like meeting people? Can you make a mean cup of tea? We need volunteers to help us with the efficient running of the Cafe.

You would be responsible for:

  • Welcoming visitors to the Farm
  • Helping us to provide dinners to the young people
  • Providing refreshments and information about the Farms trails to visitors
  • Making sure the café and kitchen are kept clean
  • Complying with food hygiene regulations
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Cafe Volunteer Profile

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