Chair of Trustees James Burstow

Join the Board of Trustees

To ensure Earthworks can continue to grow and thrive, we are seeking to strengthen our Board of Trustees. Being a Trustee is a great way to use your professional skills and experience for a very worthy cause. We have successfully recruited a treasurer and are still keen to recruit Trustees, with experience in: conservation and environmental stewardship, social care and marketing.

What you can get out of being a trustee:

 Make a difference to the lives of adults who have learning disabilities or mental health difficulties
 Help the environment and support conservation efforts and education
 Feel valued and part of a team
 Use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
 Get to know and support the local community
 Play a key role within a well-respected and award-winning local charity

For general information about becoming at trustee for Earthworks please read our Trustee Recruitment Pack.

Let our Earthworkers show and tell you exactly what we are all about on our virtual tour!

For further information about becoming a trustee please contact Chair of Trustees James Burstow:


Earthworks values the role of volunteers. We recognise that everyone has a contribution to make. We encourage and enable volunteers to offer their enthusiasm, energy, skills and creativity to the charity and to support our Earthworkers to maximise what they get out of each day. Our volunteer registration form will provide further information: volunteer-policy-and-registration

We need volunteers for:

  • Support Volunteers. Part of or a full day each week (9.30am-3pm) to support earthworkers with learning disabilities to gain the most out of their day at the Earthworks site. Activities may include garden maintenance and conservation work; fruit and vegetable production; log chopping; running craft activities; general cleaning, tidying and tea making.
  • Farmers Market Volunteers. Once a month, on the second Sunday of the month, Earthworks has a stall at the St Albans Farmers Market opposite the Town Hall. We need volunteers to help on a regular or occasional basis to pick vegetables (7-8am), operate the stall and load/unload van (8am-2pm).
  • Other opportunities. People with specific skills are occasionally required to help with areas such as marketing, publicity, fundraising, legal matters, event organisation, training, running workshops etc. Please speak to us if you have an area of expertise that you think Earthworks would benefit from.
  • Team Building Days. We can offer a limited number of Team Building Days on site to companies. Please contact Earthworks separately for details of these opportunities.

We would also like to hear from anyone who wants to organise collection days in town and at local venues or simply take part on the day. Alternatively occasional volunteers may wish to organise and run specific annual / bi-annual fundraising initiatives such as: coffee mornings, quizzes, sponsored sport events, jumble sales, black tie balls, etc.

We would also like to harness the creative skills of local artists who could lead inclusive craft workshops for our trainees.

All occasional volunteers will receive the full support of Earthworks staff.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in volunteering with Earthworks, please contact us or download and complete an application form below.

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Become a Placement Student

Every year Earthworks offers at least one paid placement to a student within the Geography / Environmental Management departments at the University of Hertfordshire or similar institution.

If you would be interested in spending a year with us or are interested in a shorter, unpaid placement, please contact us.

Placement students participate fully in all aspects of life at Earthworks and have been known to tell us that it was the best experience of their lives!

Earthworks offers a unique and highly rewarding academic placement suitable for an undergraduate studying: Geography, Environmental Science, Conservation or similar degree programme.

Job Title: Placement Project Worker

Location: Earthworks site: Hixberry Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0TZ

Number of Vacancies: One

Duration:  1 academic year (Sept 2020 – August 2021)

Hours:   5 days per week, Monday – Friday 9.15am – 4.35pm

Closing Date: 7th June 2020

Please click the links below for associated documents:

Job Advert

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

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Appointment subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Please return your completed application form to Steve Pike (Placement Supervisor):

Don’t hesitate to contact Steve or Bianca (Joint Project Leaders) for an informal chat about the role or to organise a visit to the site. Site Mobile 07981 052248

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