Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Welcome

Volunteers active outdoors

Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a community-managed project that aims to improve the quality of life for local people and its service-users.

The farm does this by working with members of the local community and others, to provide a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities. The farm is particularly interested in combating social exclusion and addressing issues caused by multiple deprivation by providing a safe and supportive environment in which people can flourish and contribute positively to their community.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were developed by the New Economic Foundation as a way of improving our mood and how we feel about ourselves. Visiting and volunteering on the farm can enable you to achieve all of these and help you on the way to feeling good about yourself and the world.

Connect... feeling close to and valued by people and your wider community is vital to feeling happy. When you volunteer at the farm you become a valued member of our team and also have the chance to meet new people and make new friends. You could meet up at the farm with a friend or reach out to someone you know who might be lonely. Have a stroll around the farm and see the seasons change and see the animals.

Be Active... regular physical activity can lower rates of anxiety and depression. Volunteering outside at the farm whether it is looking after the animals, gardening or maintenance gets you outside in the fresh air, sunshine and nature.

Take Notice... becoming aware of your surroundings and being present in the moment enhances your wellbeing. You can do this at anytime, but the farm can be a beautiful place to practice being present.

Keep learning... continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and boosts self confidence. There is lots of opportunity for learning at the farm, either informally through carrying out tasks, or on one of our courses or our fun holiday activities.

Giving... participating in community projects and giving your time can really improve your sense of wellbeing. By volunteering at the farm, you are taking an active role in your community and being part of something meaningful.

"I have found this experience so amazing. I have gained so much more confidence and excuse the pun but wellbeing within myself. I have met a group of special people who I have bonded with and feel like I have known them all my life."Farm Course attendee

Job Vacancy - Farm Hands (8 - 11yr olds)Sunday Engagement Worker

Farm Hands is a supervised farm volunteering session (funded by BBC Children in Need) for local 8 -11yr olds giving them the opportunity to get involved with all aspects of looking after and working on a community farm. We are seeking to recruit a Sunday Farm Hands Engagement Worker (7hrs a week). To engage, support and supervise 8 - 11yrs from the local community in practical outdoor sessions on the farm and in our woodland. Salary £19 000 pro rata
Please download the following items and read them carefully before completing your application:

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

office@lwfarm.org.uk

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Opening times

Open all year Tuesday to Sunday. Free entry.

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.

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