Get mucky! Volunteer with us

Volunteers make Fordhall the welcoming community-owned farm that it is!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, with different ages, different skills, and different reasons for joining us.

There is something for everyone – whether you are looking to boost your CV, meet new people or learn new skills.

Volunteering takes many forms here on the farm, from helping out in the office, to maintenance, to conservation work, helping run our events, Silvopasture tree planting and more!

Tree planting volunteers for silvopasture project

Volunteer Fridays

Tree planting volunteers for silvopasture project

Friday is our regular volunteering day on the farm. Get stuck into some practical tasks on the farm with like-minded individuals.

Volunteer Fridays run weekly, from 10am-4pm.

Places must be pre-booked, please us the contact details below.

Read a volunteer testimonial here

Volunteer Weekends

Tree planting volunteers for silvopasture project

Our quarterly volunteer weekends focus mainly on outdoor work – past jobs have included building a boardwalk, planting wildflowers, creating an otter holt, hedge laying and tree planting.

If you are coming from further afield, you are welcome to stay in our beautiful Straw Lodge – which was hand built by volunteers! Places must be pre-booked.

Please use the contact details below to book your place.

Want to volunteer at Fordhall Farm?

We have a full programme of volunteering dates and weekends scheduled for 2024.

Check out our 2024 volunteering dates
Download our volunteering overview pack

All volunteers, regardless of what they are doing, will be required to fill out a volunteer detail form; this will include contact details, volunteering interests, support needs and health issues. This will ensure that the volunteer is suitable for the volunteer opportunity about to be undertaken, and meets the needs and interests of the volunteer, as well as the Fordhall Community Land Initiative.

Things to do during your stay


You will be left to your own devices during your stay, and are free to explore our picturesque organic farm. We have farm trails weaving around the farm, which will take you around our pastures, woodland and along the river. Why not say hello to some of our friendly animals as you explore?

Our organic Farm Shop is a short walk away, where you can purchase delicious local produce to prepare in the yurts. We can also provide you with a hamper of your favourite goodies to make your stay stress- and decision-free – just let us know when you book.

Our yurts are designed to help you reconnect with nature, your loved ones and yourself. They are well and truly off-grid. For this reason we have no Wi-Fi facilities at the yurts. There are electricity sockets available for use at the farm in the main building, but with the Shropshire Hills as your playground, this is the perfect place to switch off!

The nature of our yurts and surroundings lends itself perfectly to families that home educate; there are so many new experiences you can enjoy with your children whilst they learn about the natural world first hand.

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