Corporate Volunteer Days for Employees

Your company can make a huge difference to the local community when your staff take part in a volunteer day at Horton Community Farm. Your workforce will take away great memories of joining together to help this vital urban green space in a deprived area of Bradford. It’s team building with the bonus of making a positive difference to people and wildlife. Make it part of your Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) plan.

The pdf guide at this link includes further details including risk assessment and contacts.

Please complete the form at least 2 weeks before you plan on coming to the farm. If you have any queries in the meantime please use our contact form.

How it will make a difference

By taking part in the maintenance and improvement of our site you’ll help enable:

  • Forest Schools sessions for children on Free School Meals
  • Food growing activities for families and their 0-3’s
  • Mindfulness gardening sessions for over 50’s and their carers
  • A programme of activities for sanctuary seekers
  • Access to allotments for the local community

Price

Please contact us so we can calculate the cost based on hours and group size.

Finding us

Find us using the info at this link.

Facilities

  • Shelter – On the day you’ll have access to our cabin for breaks, shelter and securely leaving
    valuables. Additional shelter is available in our polytunnel. There are chairs for everyone.
  • Toilet – Clean and tidy compost toilet (looks like a normal toilet but no flush)

Provided

Hot drinks and drinking water (bring your own bottle if you want it on hand.

Preparation checklist

  • Gloves & boots – We have a good supply of gloves & boots if you don’t want to supply your
    own.
  • Weather appropriate clothing – Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. If it’s
    raining, obviously wet weather clothing will be needed. Some raincoats available. If it’s
    sunny, sunblock and a sunhat is recommended.
  • Sturdy footwear – Work-boots or old walking boots are recommended if you have them. We
    can provide boots if you don’t have your own. Waterproof footwear in wet weather or when
    the grass is wet is essential.
  • Water – It is handy to bring your own bottle of water but tea, coffee and drinking water will
    be provided.
  • Lunch – Please bring your own or use one of the many local shops or takeaways a very short walk from the site.

Sample structure of the day

9:30 – 10
Meet your host for the day at the entrance. An introduction to the farm’s purpose, history and values and a brief health & safety talk.
10 – 11
Morning of activities.
11 – 11:15
Teas & Coffees
11:15 – 12:45
Continuation of activities
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch
13:45 – 15:00
Final session of activities