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Volunteer Opportunities

Trustee Vacancy

Brogdale Collections Charity are looking for a new trustee to work with us and join board of trustees.

Brogdale Collections is a registered charity with the aim of providing public access to the National Fruit Collections on site at Brogdale Farm, Faversham. Brogdale Collections works to encourage the public to grow and eat fruit in all of its infinite varieties. The National fruit Collection is a unique collection of 4000 varieties of fruit tree which are maintained by DEFRA for their genetic value.

We achieve our aims in a variety of interesting ways including festivals of fruit, event days, courses, education days and group and guided tours. We have small operational team and a growing group of wonderful volunteers.

We are now seeking to strengthen our Trustee board in particular for people with an interest in Finance, commercial activity fundraising and Education.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to explore the possibility of joining us in this and would invite you in the first instance to contact Sara Smile.

Guiding

Volunteer as a Guide
Learn about the history and relevance of the National Fruit Collection by becoming a guide, after training you can become a day duty guide taking out members of the public around the orchards or guide on the Event Days which are held throughout the season.

Education

Volunteer to Support Education

Assist the Education Officer in educating and enthusing  young people, we run curriculum based education days and we are always seeking volunteers to help deliver these.  Another pair of hands can make everyone’s day so much more enjoyable.  ‘Don’t Panic’ – we would not expect you to teach the children or take responsibility for them!  The main duties would be helping to prepare and carry equipment, setting up crafts and generally helping the education officer who will be leading the group.

Operations

Volunteer for Operations

Operational volunteers are those who work in and around the orchards, helping to maintain the public access areas clean and tidy.  We also need help to create habitats for all the various kinds of ‘criters’ who live in the orchards for our ‘Beastie Days’.

Festivals & Event Days

Volunteer as part of our Events Team

These days are very important ‘Fundraising’ for Brogdale, we need help in the days leading up to the event in setting up signage, security barriers, cleaning out and setting up the ‘Barn’, dressing marquees, setting up crafts for children and marking out car parks.  Help is also needed on the actual days collecting ’Gift Aid’, meeting/greeting visitors, information desk, helping in the shop and working on the cash desks.  Help is then needed after the event to clear up the site.

Shop

Volunteer in our Front of House Shop

Manning the shop during the season on weekdays and weekends.

Volunteering Enquiries

To enquire about Volunteer role with us please contact sara by CLICKING HERE