Conservation Volunteering

Conservation Volunteering

Join us on the farm. Spend time outdoors, get some exercise, meet people and make a difference for wildlife.

At Deepdale Farm, we’re changing the way we farm – we have taken 60% of our land out of production to manage it for wildlife, and we’re restoring and improving habitats across the farm. We’re farming alongside nature, growing organic crops while providing food and habitat for birds, invertebrates and other wildlife.

Join us to do a range of work around the farm, from planting trees to restoring hedgerows, managing our woodland and more.

All abilities and levels of experience are welcome – if you’re not sure what you’re doing, we’ll show you – but if you’ve done this kind of thing before, we can really use your skills!

What to wear

Come dressed for a variety of weather conditions and manual work – practical shoes, thick socks, layers and waterproofs are a good idea. Don’t wear anything you might regret getting dirty or damaged.

What to bring

Come ready to work as part of a team, with a sense of humour – this work is fun, but sometimes the weather can be challenging.

Also bring:

  • a packed lunch, or you can pick something up from Deepdale Stores onsite
  • thick work gloves

We are working to be as Covid safe as we can, so we’d really appreciate it if you do not attend if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of Covid-19.

We will provide

  • training in any jobs you need to do
  • all tools and equipment you might need
  • supervision by first aid trained staff – we want you to be safe
  • tea, coffee and biscuits

To sign up for a session, just complete our quick registration form to let us know you’re coming – we have to limit numbers for safety reasons.

Sessions start at 10am with a briefing, and end by 3:30pm or when we’ve run out of jobs to do!

More opportunities

We have a wide range of jobs to do around the farm throughout the week – if you’re interested in other ways you can get involved in what we’re doing, just get in touch.