Green & Away builds and runs a sustainable outdoor venue every summer. We welcome committed, hardworking people who are willing to help us provide an important service for the UK’s voluntary, social, and environmental organisations and people wanting to hold events with us that are environmentally friendly.
There are a wide range of jobs which need to be done to build the camp and to provide for the large numbers who come to our events. Cooking, washing up, welcoming people, office work, maintaining the toilets, lighting the burners to heat water for showers, etc. are all vital parts of the events. We will find out what your skills are and try to match your skills and interests to what needs to be done, to ensure that the less attractive jobs are shared around. All the jobs carry a measure of responsibility.
We ask that you are over 18, willing to work hard, have conversational English and are committed to our ethos as an organisation. You should have the ability to enter and stay in the UK for the duration of your volunteering placement.
What type of host are you? 🏡
What are you looking for help with?
- Building 🛠
- Charity Work/Fundraising 💰
- Cleaning 🧹
- Farming/Gardening 🌿🐄
- General Help 💁♀️
- Hostel/Hospitality 🏩
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
Green & Away is a charity and educational organisation that exists to make a difference. We do this by providing a fully serviced event venue for hire, and by encouraging individuals, businesses and organisations to make a difference in their own worlds and in the wider world too. Green & Away is managed by a team of eleven trustees. They manage up to 100 volunteers to run the project on-site. The team’s skills include management, cooking, maintenance, construction, hospitality, and education.
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
While we will do our best to accommodate those with disabilities much of our volunteering is outdoor manual work within a campsite venue therefore we will need to assess possibilities on an individual basis. ❗
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
We can take single volunteers or groups staying for one week or the whole summer.
When would you need volunteers? 📅
Flexible dates from 15 June – 10 August 2022.
How many hours of help per day? ⏱
6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? 🌒
5 days per week – 2 days off
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
Full board is provided. The site has hot showers, clothes-washing facilities and composting toilets. Green & Away takes place outdoors and under canvas. You will need your own tent, however, we may be able to arrange one for you if you are unable to bring one and you let us know in advance.
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Tent 🎪
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
We serve fully vegetarian food from our on-site volunteer-led kitchen. We can cater for vegan and gluten-free diets and allergies. (3 vegetarian meals a day and regular tea breaks with cake!)
Fees transparency 🆓🔍
No fees but you will have to cover your own travel expenses to the site and anything you purchase additional from the bar (drinks and snacks).
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? 🛂
No, we cannot help with Visa but we can offer assistance 💁♀️
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
Being part of a lively outdoor community passionate about the environment and educating people about sustainable living. We run an education programme full of talks, workshops etc. which you are welcome to be a part of. We often get the opportunity to participate in conferences held at the venue. You will learn practical skills as well as learn about community and a low-impact lifestyle.
A licensed bar, comfortable sitting areas and arts and crafts facilities come as and when we have built them. Although G&A is set up on the outskirts of a small village near Worcester, the nearest shop and post office are 2 miles away.
What to do in your free time 🚴🚣🦒
Lots of outdoor activities like swimming in the river, hiking and kayaking. Day trips to local villages and towns or just relaxing on site at the bar.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
Travel directions can be found at our website. To make your way on public transport the best option is to make your way to Worcester Foregate Street where there is a local bus that takes you to the village we are based near. Pickups can be arranged from the train station if needed.
Is there internet access? 🌐
Yes! There is WiFi and phone/laptop charging facilities.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
FB page: facebook.com/GreenAndAway
Hostname 📛 Green & Away
Host Email ✉ volunteer@greenandaway DOT org
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