Like many charities, the Farm is always looking for volunteers to help us develop and grow, helping us not only to become a thriving social enterprise, but also to provide wider opportunities and experiences for the people we support.
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been fortunate to have had volunteers Yien Ng and Anne White giving us some help.
Working in our Farm shop
Yien and Anne have both been working in the shop, making sure it’s well stocked and looking shipshape and Bristol fashion. Once they’ve firmly got to grips with the shop routine, they’ll also be buddying the people we support to help them learn retail skills. It’s surprising how much there is to do in one little shop.
When asked why she wanted to volunteer at Elm Tree Farm, Anne said:
“The Farm is such a beautiful environment and I love organically grown food, it’s just so yummy! I also really want to develop the link between the community and the food that is grown locally so people learn more about how food is produced and ends up on their plates.
“Of course I hope that what I’m doing is helping such a great project, and everyone here is just so friendly.”
We’d like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to our newest volunteers, Yien and Anne, but not forgetting all the volunteers that have worked with us come rain or shine, over the last couple of years. We couldn’t do it without you!
We’re still looking for lots more volunteers to help every day, and in all the different areas of the Farm:
- Shop volunteers
- Gardening volunteers
- General site work volunteers
- Volunteer coordinator (for weekend activities)
- Qualified horse trainer volunteers
- Friends of Elm Tree Farm volunteers
Some volunteers like to try out more than one job; Yien is also helping with animal care.
If you can spare some time and would like to contribute to helping the Farm become even better, then give Gaby Oliva a call on 07464 670 915 or, email Keily Elvin on firstname.lastname@example.org.