Volunteer at Brogdale

Volunteer at Brogdale

2021 – THE YEAR TO TRY SOMETHING NEW? Find out about volunteering at Brogdale Collections

 

Making plans and fresh starts in 2021

For many of us, the last few months have given us cause to reflect on the things that are important to us.  With a series of lockdowns restricting everybody’s movements and activities, many of us have spent a great deal more time enjoying our gardens and the nature all around us.   Many of these people may be keen to continue with their newly discovered pastimes and interests.  Brogdale needs volunteers – so this could be a match made in heaven!

About Brogdale Collections

Brogdale Collections is a charity based in the Kent countryside near Faversham.  It is home to acres and acres of heritage fruit orchards and home to the National Fruit Collections – the largest collection of temperate fruits in the world. The Charity is responsible for giving the public access to this amazing collection and to share knowledge, expertise and passion for fruit growing, heritage fruits, nature and wildlife.  It has facilities such as a weather station, wildlife garden and play areas for children; holds events to promote and share the orchards and their fruit trees; runs educational visits for schools and workshops for adults. It also facilitates year-round access to the orchards so visitors can enjoy the trees throughout the seasons.

The work of Brogdale’s volunteers

Brogdale Collections relies on the help of its team of volunteers to support the Charity in a number of ways, including:
  • Looking after our Wildlife Garden
  • Gardening and tidying across the whole Brogdale site
  • Pruning fruit trees (we provide training for this)
  • Bee keeping
  • Making bunting
  • Painting and decorating
  • Picking and packing fruit
  • Helping with events and workshops
When life returns to normal, a highly-trained selection of Brogdale’s knowledgeable volunteers are also orchard guides – providing tours of the orchards to members of the public.

Why volunteer

There are many benefits to giving up your time as a volunteer, which can be an immensely satisfying and fulfilling experience. If you volunteer for Brogdale, you can enjoy the following benefits:
  • The opportunity to take part in our workshops and enjoy our events and festivals
  • Year-round access to Brogdale’s orchards
  • Being part of a very friendly and fun team
  • Spending time in a beautiful location
  • Meeting lots of people and making new friends
  • Learning new skills and enjoying new experiences
  • Keeping active and busy

Next steps to volunteering at Brogdale

If you like what you’ve read and would like to find out more about volunteering for Brogdale Collections, please send an email to office@brogdalecollections.org and someone will be in touch. It could be the first step towards making 2021 a year to remember, for all the right reasons. You can also find out more on volunteering at Brogdale here                      

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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