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Care Farm Volunteer

Care Farm Volunteer
Corn Close Care Farm
Description of the role:

If you love animals and being outdoors, this is the role for you!

We provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to come and get involved with caring for all of our animals, ranging from guinea pigs to horses and to spend time outdoors in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside.

If you have a skill or a passion in life, you may be able to share it with our visitors.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

You do not need any specific qualifications for this role, but should have a genuine interest in helping people of all ages.

Experience of working with/caring for animals and people would be helpful.

You will need to be kind, calm and patient and be able to cope with being outside in adverse weather conditions for long periods of time!

You will need to be physically fit, as we are often walking on uneven ground out in the fields and can spend a lot of time on our feet.

Practical information:

Most of our volunteers commit to at least 2 hours per week, but this is negotiable.

We will provide training and you will be made aware of all of our risk assessments and policies etc.

There is a regular bus service from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge and it is about a 10-15 minute walk to Corn Close form Pateley Bus station.

We will have a meeting and informal chat with potential volunteers and then we require all of our volunteers to have an enhanced DBS check and will ask for 2 references.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Corn Close Care Farm
Grange Lane, off Low Wath Road
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 09.01.2022
Organisation Information

At Corn Close Care Farm we offer therapeutic activities for all ages and abilities on our working smallholding set in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside.

We work with groups and individuals to provide opportunities to enjoy working with different kinds of animals and to learn about farming and nature whilst benefiting from the powerful and positive effects of spending quality time in the outdoors. Building confidence and developing a connection with the natural environment. Improving mental and physical well-being and developing skills and knowledge.

Bespoke group or individual sessions are available and we also run some courses and clubs.

We also offer Private Tuition in all primary subjects – come and learn with the animals!

Please contact us to book a visit or to discuss your requirements. You can get in touch via our website, email or you can find us on Facebook.