Jack is one of our Black Bantam Orpingtons - he likes to think he's a big, tough cockerel but he quite likes a cuddle too!
Spitalfields City Farm was originally set up by volunteers in 1978 and we still rely on volunteers today to help maintain the farm and gardens, look after the animals and assist us delivering projects.
In short, without volunteers there would be no farm. If you want to help out, here is how you can get involved:
Farmyard: We always need help on the farmyard. Fill out an application form and contact Michelle to arrange an interview, if you are up for mucking in and mucking out!
- Monday - Sunday 10.00-4.30 application
Gardens: We hold gardening sessions twice a week. There is no need to contact us before coming along. If you are over 18, you can just drop in: Every week:
- Tue. 11.00-2.00 (Women Only)
- Wed. 11.00-2.00 (Open to All)
Cookery We also run regular Healthy Cooking sessions at the near-by Brady Art’s Centre. There is no need to contact us before coming along. As long as you are over 18, you can just drop in:
- First Monday of the month 11.00-2.00 (open to all)
- Third Monday of the month 11.00-2.00
Corporate Team Days
Located on the edge of the City of London, the Farm is an ideal spot for a team building work day. For further information on corporate volunteering please have a look at the corporate challenge page.
Volunteers help us deliver our education programme, both at the farm and in local schools. If you are interested in getting involved please contact our education co-ordinator Esther
Volunteers help us deliver our play activities after school, on a Saturday and during school holidays. If you are interested in getting involved please contact our play co-ordinator Alia
Volunteers also help us with other activities including general maintenance tasks, administration and IT support. Keep an eye out for these opportunities as they are advertised below.
Volunteers help us maintain the farm. If you are interested in helping us maintain the farm and you are handy with a drill and a paint brush please contact our volunteer support worker Michelle.