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.
Join the Board of Trustees
So that Earthworks can continue to grow and thrive we need experienced members of the public to join our board of trustees. This is a great way to use your professional skills and experience for the good of a very worthy cause. We are keen to hear from people from a diversity of professional backgrounds, in particular we are currently seeking a new treasurer.
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.
Treasure Trustee Vacancy
Role title: Treasurer Trustee
Location: Earthworks St Albans, Hixberry Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0TZ
Role Type: Voluntary
Hours: 1-2 hours per week, variable and flexible
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our board of trustees as treasurer. This role involves oversight of charity finances, maintenance of proper accounts and ensuring that robust financial controls are in place. As a member of the board, the treasurer also works alongside other trustees to provide effective governance of Earthworks. For further details, please see the role description.
To learn more about the Treasure Trustee role please see the documents below:
For further information about becoming a trustee please contact Steve Pike: email@example.com
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:
Appointment subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.
Please return your completed application form to Steve Pike (Placement Supervisor): firstname.lastname@example.org
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