“Ask not what my community farm can do for me, but what I can do for my community farm”
Ian Willsdon, former long term volunteer & current BCFC Trustee.

Here at Bosavern there are two main drop-in sessions each week with experienced staff to support you. These sessions are a good way for us to get to know you, your strengths and preferences. On Tuesdays we offer a mix of varied horticultural activities for all abilities and on Thursdays we offer harvesting and packing. Both these sessions start at 10am, we break at 11am for tea and biscuits, we stop again at 1pm for a shared, cooked vegetarian lunch, and our afternoon volunteer session runs from 2pm-3pm.

Our volunteer-led tree-planting group gather outside the farm shop every Sunday at 2pm, excluding peak Summer months and there is a whatsapp group to join so stay informed of any weather cancellations.

Rhythms of the Bosavern week


 

Find out more about volunteering at Bosavern Community Farm – download the leaflet here, and complete the registration form below.

If you need financial assistance to volunteer with us, please let us know at sign-up. We may be able to help with your travel costs, waterproofs and boots subject to funding.

Under 18s at volunteer sessions must be accompanied at all times by a parent, guardian, teacher or youth worker. Check out our Educational Visits page for details of Work Experience placements and group visits.

We assess requests regarding people with high support needs on a case by case basis. Priority is given to people in the Pendeen, St Just and Sennen areas. Please contact us to discuss referrals, placements, support needs and fees.

In addition to our volunteer sessions, we also offer a range of courses, open days and other events throughout the year, check out what’s on.

As well as hosting our drop in weekly activities for local community volunteers to come and help out, we also accommodate several WWOOF guests from the UK elsewhere in the World. WWOOF guests live in our Farmhouse for a minimum of 2 weeks at a time and must be able to demonstrate they have the correct VISA. Click here for details.

We are always interested to hear from volunteers with experience of third sector governance to help the farm run smoothly, particularly people with both time to give and operational experience of Finance, HR, Contract Management, Technical Support or Bid-Writing. Check our we’re recruiting page for current vacancies, see Governance & Finance for details of our AGMs or email info@bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk  FAO Chair with an introductory CV and cover letter.

We encourage all our volunteers to become Shareholder Members too, although this is not a requirement for volunteers (link the words ‘Shareholder Members’ back to the shareholder page).

Volunteer registration form

If you or one of your clients would benefit from volunteering at Bosavern Community Farm, please complete the form below and we’ll get back in touch with you very soon.

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