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.

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 jobs including:

  • Assisting our team during the special events held at our site for Hampshire Scouts such as our annual Fun Days.

  • Site maintenance - 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. 

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.  

Event volunteer team

Ferny Crofts run several events throughout the year including; Fright Night, Mud Run and Chameleon Camp. These events vary in participant capacity but some of them can reach up to 400 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. 

benefits of being in the Ferny Crofts Service Team


We can not thank those that volunteer at our events enough and we try to make the experience as enjoyable and easy as possible for everyone. In order to do this we provide the following:


  • Catering and refreshments for all volunteers throughout our event.

  • Free camping (Any volunteers 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult leader) 

  • Free indoor accommodation (if available - varies across the events. 

  • Free Limited Edition event badges (for the events that have them). 

  • If you are a Hampshire Scout Leader, you shall receive a stamp on your Loyalty Card for a volunteer day. Once you have collected enough you will achieve the option of a free self-led activity or a nights camping for 12 participants. (Terms and Conditions apply)

We welcome anyone who feels that they may be interested in volunteering at Ferny Crofts to visit our site and see what opportunities we can offer. To discuss available options further with a member of our team, please contact the office on 02380845092 or email us on via fernycrofts@fernycrofts.org.uk