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Ferny Crofts Volunteers

Volunteers at Ferny Crofts

Ferny Crofts are looking for a team of volunteers who will work alongside our permanent staff members throughout the site, across all aspects of the day to day running of the centre. This will range from site development, activity sessions to the site's housekeeping.
 

Find out below about opportunities to work or volunteer with us.

Event volunteer team

Thanks to our volunteers tireless efforts, we are able to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone who participates in our events. 

 

Ferny Crofts run several events throughout the year including; Fright Night, Mud Run and Squirrels Fun Day. These events vary in participant capacity but some of them can reach up to 600 young people attending. 

In order to ensure that these events are a huge success we rely on the help of volunteers to assist our staff throughout the day. The requirements vary depending on each event but in general it will be helping guide traffic in the car park, running activities, including normal onsite activities such as Archery (if the correct permits are held) and marshalling the event in general. 

If you have enjoyed volunteering with us previously, or wish to come along to volunteer for the first time, please click on the links below to sign up for our Squirrels Fun Day on Saturday September 23rd and our Fright Night event on Saturday 14th October. You can find more information on both events on our website.

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traffic control volunteers

Ferny Crofts is looking for a team of volunteers to manage our car parking on event days. 

If you enjoy being kept on your toes and working outside in all weathers, then this could be for you. You are the first people our visitors will meet, so running a smooth operation has a huge impact on their day out at Ferny Crofts.

The Dates and Hours are below. Please note that you can help in other areas out of the car parking times if you wish too. 

  • Squirrel Fun Day – 23rd September 2023 – 8:30am till 10:30am and 13:30 till 15:30pm

  • Fright Night – 14th October 2023 – 10:00am till 13:00pm and 18:00pm till 21:00pm

 

You’ll be working outside, meeting and greeting our visitors, and providing help and guidance on where to park. You'll help to keep the car park and surrounding area in good order and provide a courteous and informative service to our visitors.

If you would like more details or sign up to be a traffic control volunteer, please email fernycrofts@fernycrofts.org.uk

Volunteer placements

We are looking for volunteers who shall live on site and work 5 days a week. The days will vary each week depending upon when staffing is needed. The average day runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm but different shifts may be required within our busier months. 

Unfortunately, due to visa requirements we can only currently accept individuals with either a valid UK or EU Passport.

Ferny Crofts Team Building

benefits of our volunteer placement

Ferny Crofts High Ropes

Not only will you become a valued member of the Ferny Crofts team you will ​receive the following benefits:

  • Food and on site accommodation provided.

  • Staff uniform and appropriate equipment.

  • You will receive £200 a month in expense reimbursements. (Terms and Condition apply. Please email for further details)

  • You will be entitled to days off so that you can capitalise on travel opportunities. 

  • Gain nationally recognised outdoor qualifications in activities such as Archery, High Ropes and Rifle Shooting. 

  • Regular staff socials throughout the year.

The Ferny Crofts Service Team

Ferny Crofts would like to launch and develop a Service Team, to help manage the upkeep of the Activity Centre. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who would be happy to help with a range of site maintenance jobs, helping to improve and maintain the quality of facilities on site. ​

We are also looking to find individuals who are green fingered and have a passion for gardening. We would love to improve the aesthetics of certain areas within the site, which can sometimes be overlooked. We would be looking at creating a Gardening Team that could help with a variety of tasks such as:

  • Trimming hedges, planting trees, bulbs, seeds and flowers, tending to existing flower beds and pots as well as setting up more around the site. 

Ferny Crofts Maintenance Team
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benefits of being in the Ferny Crofts Service Team

Not only will you become a valued member of the Ferny Crofts team you will ​receive the following benefits:

  • There are no set days that we require the Service Team to work. Therefore, we can offer full flexibility to work around your availability. 

  • The possibility of gaining nationally recognised outdoor qualifications in activities such as Archery, High Ropes and rifle Shooting.  

  • Improving the quality of experience that young participants have when visiting site.  

Hampshire Archery Team

We can not thank those that volunteer at Ferny Crofts enough and we try to make the experience as enjoyable and easy as possible for everyone.

 

We welcome anyone who feels that they may be interested in volunteering at Ferny Crofts To discuss available options further with a member of our team, please contact the office on 02380845092

or email us on 

fernycrofts@fernycrofts.org.uk

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