Become a Volunteer

Earthworks values the role of volunteers. We recognise that everyone has a contribution to make. We want to 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

Volunteers are needed for the following areas:

  • Support Volunteer. 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: Student Placement Worker

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

Number of Vacancies: One

Duration:  1 academic year (Sept 2017 – July 2018)

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

Closing Date: Friday 2nd June 2017

Appointment subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Please send a covering letter and CV 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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Become a Member of Staff

Staff vacancies arrise from time to time. Please check back here for further information.

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Join the Management Committee

We would be particularly keen to hear from someone with a health and social care or clinical background who is interested in joining the Management Committee.

Please contact us and we will pass your details to the Chairman of the Trustees and invite you to future Management Committee meetings on a “no-obligation to join” basis.

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