Volunteering

As a Community Interest Company (CIC), any profit from our work here at Able Hands Together goes straight back into our work with the community, or building up our spaces and provisions on the farm. We would not be able to function without our amazing volunteers and support network.

Volunteering makes a big difference to the work that Able Hands Together can carry out. We have lots of exciting volunteering opportunities available:

  • from supporting our Co-farmers with the day-to-day activities on the farm,
  • helping raise vital new funds to set up new projects and initiatives,
  • to working on our flower farm.

If you are interested in any of the volunteer roles we have advertised or have any other skills or experience that you can bring to the farm, then please contact us at farm@ablehandstogether.org.uk.

All roles will require a volunteering application form to be filled in and a DBS.


Role Title: Volunteer Family Support Worker

Line Manager: Laura Tween – Director
Where: The farm (Stoford)
Frequency: To be available to help at one or more of our family days Tues 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm, Sat 10am-12
Duration: Starting 10th April for 10 weeks.

Download Volunteer Application form
Download family support worker volunteer information

Able Hands Together is offering a new family service which concentrates on families who have one or more children with ASD and / or ADHD. The intention will be for families to work as equals together on projects around the farm as a bonding experience. Each family will also be offered a 30-minute session with our life coach who will work through a tool kit developed by a child psychologist. We are looking for someone who can work alongside families during these days and support the families to carry out activities around the farm.


Role Title: Volunteer Benefits Support Worker

Line Manager: Laura Tween – Director
Where: The farm (Stoford)
Frequency: To be available to help at one or more of our family days Tues 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm, Sat 10am-12
Duration: Starting 10th April for 10 weeks.

Download Volunteer Application form
Download benefit support worker volunteer information

Able Hands Together is offering a new family service which concentrates on families who have one or more children with ASD and / or ADHD. The intention will be for families to work as equals together on projects around the farm as a bonding experience. Each family will be offered a 30-minute session with our life coach who will work through a tool kit developed by a child psychologist. We are looking for someone who understands disability and family benefits who can support / signpost any families who are struggling to access the benefits they need.


Role Title: Education Support Volunteer

Line Manager: Head of Education
Where: The farm (Stoford).
Frequency: Once a week
Duration: To be mutually agreed

Download Volunteer Application form
Download education support volunteer information

Able Hands Together is a registered Alternative Education Centre. We are looking for a volunteer to work within our Education Department, depending on your areas of interest this could involve helping out with basic skills Maths and English or helping with our life skills program such as travel training. This would involve accompanying our member of staff when they take our education clients out to practice catching the local bus. You don’t need to have previous experience of working in education, you just need to be keen to support our education clients to get the best outcomes they can.


Role Title: Flower Farm Volunteer

Line Manager: Laura Tween – Director
Where: The farm (Stoford)
Frequency: At least once a fortnight
Duration: March through to September

Download Volunteer Application form
Download flower farm volunteer information

Able Hands Together is in the process of setting up a Flower Farm. We have the raised beds ready to go. We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our staff to tend to the flowers and to support our Co-farmers (adults with learning difficulties) to look after the flowers. You don’t need to be an expert gardener or florist just keen to get involved and work alongside our Co-farmers.


Role Title: Allotment Volunteer

Line Manager: Laura Tween – Director
Where: At the farm (Stoford).
Frequency: Once a week / fortnight
Duration: March through to September

Download Volunteer Application form
Download allotment volunteer information

Each year we support our Co-farmers to grow a variety of vegetable to sell in our polytunnels. We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our Co-farmers and staff to look after the plants in the polytunnels. This could be during the week when the Co-farmers are in, or coming in at weekends to give them an extra water. You don’t need to be an expert gardener, just keen to get involved.


Role Title: Volunteer Fundraiser

Line Manager: Laura Tween – Director
Where: At the farm (Stoford) or home based.
Frequency: To be mutually agreed
Duration: To be mutually agreed

Download Volunteer Application form
Download fundraising volunteer information

Able Hands Together is at an exciting stage in its journey, as we are look to set up new projects and develop existing projects. To develop into new areas, we rely largely on applying for grants. We are looking for someone who can help us to write funding proposals and identify grants that we can apply for. This is an extremely rewarding role. The work you do in helping us secure additional funds with make a real difference to the service that we can offer to people with learning difficulties and their families.


Download the Able Hands Together Volunteer Application Form – please return completed form via email or post to this address: Able Hands Together C.I.C, Little Wishford Farm, Stoford, Salisbury, SP2 0PS

Our Services

Speech & Language Support

Speech & Language Support

Speech & Language Support

We do, of course, welcome verbal and non-verbal Co-Farmers. Makaton is used at the farm where needed, and communication boards with PECS or photographs are also available. We aim to be a centre of excellence for communication.

Promoting Independance

Promoting Independance

Promoting Independance

With 20 years experience enabling the independence of adults with learning difficulties, the staff at Able Hands will ensure that Co-Farmers are learning new skills that will be transferable to their home and social life.

Virtually Together

Positive Risk Taking

Virtually Together

"Virtually Together" is our answer to the UK's social distancing measures during lockdown, we have already seen the positive effects our group video chats and online coaching have had on many of our clients.

Our Little World

Our little world

Our little world

Browse through our unique photo and video gallery of life on the farm and our Co-Farmers at work. We update this regularly, so be sure to come back! We also have a YouTube channel called Able Hands Together, be sure to subscribe to our channel for updates on our videos.