“For me, this is what the CSR volunteering is all about. Choosing a project that has a real sense of purpose in the community. Raising money is important, but volunteering on a regular basis gives a sense of commitment and partnership. Given the amount Ouseburn Farm does for the community as a whole, this is the most satisfying and worthwhile project I have worked on. I would be more than happy to volunteer again.”
Volunteering at Ouseburn Farm is a fantastic way to get outdoors with your colleagues and do something great for your community and environment.
What are corporate volunteering days?
Corporate volunteering days are an opportunity for you and your team to spend time together and have fun
while making a huge difference to a much loved local community resource.
Volunteering activities vary over the year depending on seasons and projects on the farm. You can find examples of volunteer days in our pack. Alongside morning and afternoon volunteer activities, volunteering days include the following elements:
welcome and refreshments on arrival, a tour of the farm, taking our pygmy goats for a walk around the Ouseburn and a
choice of animal petting - lambs (in Spring), reptiles, bunnies and guinea pigs.
We can accommodate up to 12 employees on a volunteer day.
Volunteer days are limited by availability of appropriate jobs and there may be more opportunities in the summer months than through the winter.
We charge £20 per person with a minimum cost of £200. This means if there are only 5 people in your team, we would still charge £200. The fee covers staff time, materials, and the use of our equipment. It also helps us to look after our animals and keep our community farm free and accessible to all.
Due to high demand, we offer first refusal on all our volunteering opportunities to our Business Partners and Supporters. If you would like to learn more about our partnership opportunities, please visit our Corporate Partnerships Page
We don't charge a fee for corporate volunteer days. However, donations are always welcome and gratefully received.
All volunteering days include:
Welcome and refreshments on arrival
Tour of the Farm
Lunchtime animal activities