Ian Corley wrote a lovely article for the January newsletter about his volunteering with Rural Care over the years and the benefits it has brought to the farm and his life.
Church farm and Rural Care have had many volunteers over the years. Some have been with us since the beginning, like Ruth who comes weekly to support the Co-Farmers. Whilst other do a more intensive shorter burst of volunteering like John and Steve who come in twice a week to do maintenance jobs around Rural Care and the farm. Some take the lead in a particular project they see through from start to finish, like Roger, who organised a grid for the orchard and engraved 800 metal plaques with the individual tree names on.
This just gives you an idea of just a few people’s contribution at the farm.
What all our volunteers have in common is that they make a valuable contribution on the farm and that we simply couldn’t do what we do without them and we can never thank our volunteers enough for all they do.
Currently we are looking for more volunteers in maintenance, conservation, horticulture and retail.
The nice thing is that you could commit to as little as once a month for a few hours and it would still make a difference.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact Ann.