Farm Support Volunteer: Helping others to care for our animals

Windmill Hill City Farm
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Tuesday afternoons - 13:15 - 15:30
Details of Role: 

This is an opportunity to learn more about supporting people with mental health challenges and learning disabilities take part in activities that support better mental health and inclusion. You will develop experience of working in a Health and Social Care team in a community organisation.

Commitment (Days and Times)

  • Tuesday 13:15 – 15:30

12 weeks minimum commitment

Main activities/ tasks

  • Assist individuals with support needs with day-to-day farm tasks, mucking out for example, and help them feel at ease.
  • Develop an understanding of individual needs and monitor these with staff.
  • Support the group leader to run the animal care group with ease.

Skills, Experience and Qualities You Need

  • Good communication skills.
  • Happy to work with animals.
  • A friendly, welcoming, and inclusive approach to supporting people.
  • Some experience of working with adults with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities is helpful.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • An understanding of confidentiality.

Support and training

  • Initial induction
  • Regular supervision, support, and training where appropriate to develop your skills in the areas you would like to focus on.
  • Volunteer meetings with the opportunity to socialise with fellow volunteers and discuss project development.
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 29 May, 2022 - 15:15
How to Apply: 

Complete our online application here.

Contact Person: 
Sarah Mountford
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 947 1194
Postal Address: 
Windmill Hill City Farm Philip St Bedminster BS3 4EA