Day Volunteering 2020
Would you like to spend a day on our land offering your help with practical tasks?
We are looking for local, Devon-based day volunteers who would like to work alongside our on-site staff and facilitators one Saturday a month and help us with a variety of tasks on our 50 acre estate in Higher Ashton. This is an opportunity for you to have a weekend break to reconnect with nature in our beautiful valley, learn about the various rewilding initiatives we are doing on our land, make local connections and learn new land-based skills. We will start from 9:30am- 4:30pm, with varied tasks from gardening, maintenance activities such as wedding, picking fruits in our various fruit orchards to helping in our herbal and medicinal gardens; with an hour lunch break where we provide a delicious vegetarian lunch and give you time to explore our land, or even take a dip in our beautiful lake!
Please sign up to our volunteering mailing list below if you’re interested and we will be in touch soon with our first date in August.
Skills and abilities
We are looking for active and fit people of ages 18+ with an interest in gardening, nature and being outdoors. Children accompanied with a parent are also welcome. You are encouraged to work at your own pace, to take rests when you need them, and therefore you do not need to start with a high level of fitness.
What to wear
Please wear suitable clothes (appropriate to weather, ones you don’t mind getting dirty or damaged) and sturdy footwear such as wellies or walking boots. We will provide a delicious lunch with our small on-site team as a thank you for your efforts.
When and how often
One Saturday a month, start 9.30am and finish 4.30pm, at Embercombe, Higher Ashton, Exeter EX6 7QQ.
We will also be hosting a few exciting festivals later on in the year and 2021, if you would be interested in helping with volunteer tasks over a weekend, in exchange for food and the possibility to camp on our wild land please also add yourself to our volunteering list.
Know someone who might be interested?