To begin here is a shameless plug for volunteering with Bristol Food Network…

We always need writers for Bristol’s local food update, to profile projects too busy to tell the world about the great things they’re doing, and to craft inspirational case studies.

We always need people to help update the Bristol Local Food Directory. No experience necessary! – just a love of local food, and your local area, to help create the best guide of where to buy and eat local.

During the Bristol Get Growing Garden Trail which takes place the first weekend in June every year, we need photographers to capture memorable moments from all the events that happen over the weekend. We’d also like some help to support the community growing groups who take part in the Trail, by conducting a visitor survey.

Plus we are also looking for someone who loves social media to help us raise the profile of all the great food-related community events and projects which are going on in the city. If you love Twitter and Facebook, please get in touch.

To discuss any of the volunteering opportunities, please email us at: bristollocalfood@googlemail.com

 

Here are some other ways that you can get involved with volunteering in Bristol:

 


General Volunteering Opportunities in Bristol

Voscur
Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB
T 0117 909 9949
E info@voscur.org
W https://www.voscur.org/


Community Food Organisations

FareShare South West
Unit 4, Little Anne Street, St Judes BS2 9EB
T 0117 954 2220
w faresharesouthwest.org.uk

FareShare redistributes quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable individuals in and around Bristol.

TYPICAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Warehouse volunteers · Drivers ·Stock control · Cycle delivery · Catering volunteers

FoodCycle Bristol
Barton Hill Settlement,
43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, BS5 0AX
w foodcycle.org.uk/location/bristol/

FoodCycle collects surplus produce which is used to prepare nutritious meals to be served to the community.

TYPICAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Collecting surplus food · Cooking · Support team

Growing Support
T 07581 281 578
E dalec@growingsupport.co.uk
w growingsupport.co.uk

Social and therapeutic gardening activities for people with dementia, supported by trained volunteers.

The Matthew Tree Project
Various sites around Bristol
T 0117 966 8071
E info@the-matthew-treeproject.org
w www.the-matthew-tree-project.org

Providing a range of support and guidance services targeted at the most at risk and crisis hit members of society.

TYPICAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Food appeal collection · Sorters & packers · FOOD PLUS centre volunteers


Community Food Growing Organisations

Blaise Community Garden
Henbury Road BS10 7QS
Find us next to Blaise House Museum, to the left of the front of the building (number 1 bus or parking next to Blaise Café)
Workdays: Saturdays 10am–2pm
E info@blaisecommunitygarden.org.uk
W http://blaisecommunitygarden.org.uk

Easton Community Garden
Gordon Rd, Easton/Whitehall.
Access lane is between nos. 58 & 60. Nearest postcode BS5 7DR
Workdays: Thursdays 11–4pm (5pm summer)
E eastoncommunitygarden@gmail.com
W www.eastoncommunitygarden.org.uk

Feed Bristol
181 Frenchay Park Road (on the corner with Stoke Lane) Stapleton BS16 1HB
Communal growing days: Volunteers are welcome on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays  9.30am–4pm
T 0117 965 7086
W www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/feedbristol

Golden Hill Community Garden
Entrance through the allotment gates at the bottom of Monk Rd BS7 8NE
Workdays: Weds 10am–4pm
W www.thegoldenhillcommunitygarden.com

HHEAG
Waste to Wonder land: 10am–1pm Wednesdays, Bourchier Gardens Allotments, adjacent to 119 Crosscombe
Drive, Hartcliffe BS13 ODA
Friday Gardening Group: 10am–1pm Fridays, Molesworth Allotments, Molesworth Drive (between house nos 79 & 81), Withywood BS13 9BJ
E info@hheag.org.uk
W www.hheag.org.uk/

Leigh Court Farm
Pill Road, Abbots Leigh BS8 3RA
T 01275 375 756
E mail@leighcourtfarm.org.uk
w leighcourtfarm.org.uk
Volunteers needed May–Dec.

Metford Road Community Orchard
Metford Road Allotments, Metford Road (entrance by no 37), Redland BS6 7LA
Workdays: 3rd Sunday of the month all year round; 1st Sunday too March–October. Arrive 11.30am–12pm
T Lewis 07906 596460
E janbrewercbc@yahoo.co.uk
W www.sustainableredland.org.uk/metford-road-communityorchard/

Patchwork Community Gardening Group
Various sites in BS3
Patchwork: last Thursday of the month 6.30pm, April–September
W http://bedminsterpatchwork.tumblr.com

Sims Hill Shared Harvest
Feed Bristol site,  181 Frenchay Park Road (on the corner with Stoke Lane) Stapleton BS16 1HB
E simshillsharedharvest@gmail.com
W https://simshill.co.uk/volunteer
Workdays: 3rd Sunday of every month (no workday in August) 10.30am-4pm

The Community Farm
Denny Lane, Chew Magna BS40 8SZ
T 01275 295 029
w www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk
Join regular volunteers on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Or come to a Community Farmer Day
when free minibus transport is available from Bristol.

The Old Library, Eastville
Muller Road BS5 6XP
Volunteer days: 10am–2pm, 1st Saturday of the month
W http://theoldlibrary.org.uk

Trinity Community Gardens
Trinity Centre, Trinity Road BS2 0NW
Gardening for Health: Tuesdays 11am–1pm and 2–4pm. Booking essential contact 0778 7520837
Weekly Community days: Wednesdays 12–4.30pm
W http://3ca.org.uk/activities/garden

Woodcroft Community Orchard
Behind Woodcroft Road (access lane opposite 97 Birchwood Rd), St Anne’s BS4
Workdays: 1st Saturday of the month
E woodcroftcommunityorchard@gmail.com
W http://woodcroftcommunityorchard.wordpress.com/