There are many ways to volunteer your time and skills to Earthworks.

Everyone has different skills, and everyone has a contribution to make.


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: james@earthworksstalbans.co.uk


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. RECRUITMENT TEMPORARILY PAUSED DUE TO COVID-19 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. RECRUITMENT TEMPORARILY PAUSED DUE TO COVID-19 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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