Volunteer on an organic farm in the UK

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Update June 2023 โ€“ As spring approaches, The Apple Farm Snitterfield is looking for more volunteers to join them in their various projects. Located just outside Stratford upon Avon, this organic farm spans 55 acres and offers ample space for campervans or tents, along with available showers and toilets (note that showers may not be available on weekends if fully booked for glamping).

Volunteer tasks

With plenty of different activities to choose from, volunteers are encouraged to spend their time doing something that they enjoy. The farm has a long list of projects that require assistance, including pruning and clearing apple orchards, mowing grass in orchards, restoring an overgrown cherry orchard, prepping a polytunnel and planting vegetable seeds, picking apples and plums, and building compost loos.

Additionally, the farm is planning to set up a care farm with activities for people with additional needs and currently has volunteers once a week from Mencap. The Apple Farm Snitterfield values the happiness of its volunteers and allows them to choose which project they would like to help with.

Food and accommodation ๐Ÿ’

While the farm owners do not live on-site, they are present most days, and volunteers are welcome to stay or come daily. Note that volunteers must be self-motivated and comfortable being alone at night if there are no campers or glampers on-site.

There is a farm shop located next door, and a village shop nearby, with everything else that may be needed available in Stratford, just three miles away. In exchange for their pitch and use of the facilities, volunteers are asked to contribute three hours per day for five days.

This message was posted by the hosts on ourย Volunteer FB group on June 2023.

We have some lovely people booked in for later in the year! But we could really do with a few extra hands right now!ย  Lots of different things to do and hope that you will spend your time doing something that you enjoy!ย  There are loads of space for campervans or tents and showers and toilets are available. We are looking for help with different projects!
A quick list is:
  • Building an outdoor kitchen for campers.
  • An eco solution for grey waterโ€ฆ any ideas? ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • pruning and clearing apple orchards
  • mowing grass in orchards
  • prepping a polytunnel and planting veg seeds etc
  • picking apples and plums
  • Building compost toilets
We are also:
  • planning to set up a care farm with activities for people with additional needs.
  • We have volunteers once a week from Mencap.
  • want you to be happy helping and so will let you choose if we can!
  • We donโ€™t live onsite and so you need to be self-motivated.
  • We are at the farm most days.
Thereโ€™s a fab farm shop just next door and the village shop is close by as well. Everything else that you might need is in Stratford just 3 miles away.
  • Dogs and children are welcome.ย 


Anyone interested in volunteering at The Apple Farm Snitterfield is encouraged to reach out with any questions and to express their interest. The farm looks forward to hearing from potential volunteers and appreciates any assistance they can offer.

Website: theapplefarmsnitterfield.com

Apple Farm Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/applefarmsnitterfield

Facebook page 2: www.facebook.com/theapplefarmsnitterfield/

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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