‘Chicken Run’ Rent-a-Hen Scheme

We have grant funding from the Youth Social Action Fund to deliver 25 guided volunteer sessions throughout 2018 to students aged 10 to 20 in Herefordshire. The aim of the volunteer sessions is to inspire a new generation of young people to volunteer in society.

We are inviting young people to volunteer at our garden allotment plot and field kitchen at Court Farm in Tillington. Youth volunteers will come along for two to three hour sessions and undertake a variety of tasks including mowing, fencing, basic carpentry and construction, painting and varnishing as well as cookery in our field kitchen, seed sowing, planting, watering and tending our gardens. Tasks will be varied throughout the year dependant on seasonal requirements. In return youths can take home a share of our harvest and learn valuable new life skills, as well of course as being inspired to volunteer on other local projects.

Ideally participants will attend a number of sessions and learn a variety of new skills. If you are a community, youth, scout, guide or school group interested in taking part in the project contact Louisa Foti on 07902 802982 or louisa@growinglocal.org.uk.