Volunteering

In growing food, we are growing community

Volunteering is central to the way we do things at Oxford City farm. People come from all walks of life to share their skills and enthusiasm, learn and make connections with others.

We are pleased to announce that we are opening up our community Friday and Saturday farming sessions this Autumn 2021– moving from a booked system to a booked and drop in system.
 

Site development sessions

Fridays  from October 2021 (1st and 3rd of the Month)10am – 1pm

These sessions will now be Site Development Sessions. We would prefer you to sign up via Eventbrite, with the opportunity to drop-in to the session if you couldn't book in advance. 

Having an idea of numbers via Eventbrite is really helpful for our planning, but you're still welcome to come to the Farm if you can't book on Eventbrite. We will ask new volunteers to complete a form at their first session.

Please try to arrive on time to get the list of tasks and introduction.

All activities on these sessions will be site development oriented. We are hoping to welcome up to 20 people at each session.

Community Farming and Open Farm Sessions
 

Saturdays from October 2021 – (2nd and 4th of the Month) 10.30am-1.30pm

These sessions will offer an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with some hands-on jobs on the farm or simply to come and enjoy the space and meet and feed the animals and have a cup of tea.
 

Everyone is welcome, especially families (Please note adults will be responsible for their children's wellbeing and supervision at all times).
 

If you're coming to volunteer, please come at the beginning to get the list of jobs and introduction.
 

Wednesday Wellbeing Sessions

Wednesdays,1:30pm to 4:30pm, until winter when early sunset may provoke an earlier start time.

These gentle sessions will be rota-based and you will need to sign up on a Doodle poll
 

There will be up to 11 volunteers per session. These sessions are not drop-in - if you would like to participate please get in touch at volunteering@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk
 

Enjoy leadership, strategy and helping to deliver a vision?

We have exciting opportunities at trustee level at Oxford City Farm. We are looking to recruit Trustees with experience in Community Business, and Policy development. We are also looking to recruit to a new Co-Chair position. In fulfilling a trustee position you will be using your skills and experience to ensure this successful locally rooted charity continues to thrive.

 

If you would like to discuss your interest in becoming a trustee or receive our a person specification for any of the roles, please email info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk.

 

Other ways you can help

We are looking to expand capacity in our fundraising group - we are seeking 2-3 individuals with great communication written and oral communicationskills  to help us research and write up engaging fundraising bids as well as develop campaigns to recruit regular donors and build links with local businesses. Expreience of fundraising helpful, but not essential. If you would like to know more email Volunteering@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk or use our contact form to get in touch.

Website and social media volunteer - we are looking for a volunteer to help us develop our website and improve the quality and quantity of our communications. Again if you are interested in this role pleas contact Volunteering@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk