Volunteering opportunities with us
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for hard-working, motivated people who are interested in exploring and learning from our experiential, land-based methodology and developing practical and facilitation skills.
We consider that everything that needs to be done here on the farm offers a learning opportunity.
Our philosophy is to engage people in meaningful activity in service to the land, self, community, and the future.
We would love to hear from you if you are keen to participate in the activities and general everyday life of our seasonal community at the farm. Every aspect of life here requires full engagement with the transient community, living, working, and playing here at Oxen Park Farm.
''Learning is experiencing, all the rest is just information''
On The Hill work with a broad range of people. Children, young people, adults, families, and students.
We are exploring a way of learning where people are engaged in practical activity engaging head, heart, hands, and senses, where learning is collaborative and community orientated.
We believe that in light of the climate emergency and present educational and societal challenges we should be focusing our education on building mental and physical well-being, practical skills, communication skills, and the ability for self-reflection, ultimately building resilience in the next generation.
Ours is a relational pedagogy, less focused on content and information and more on how we interact with each other, our natural and farmed environment, the food we eat, community, and ourselves.
Our educational ethos is not just learning by doing, it is also learning by being. Spending mindful time away from screens; in nature, being still, being able to share reflections in a group process, engage in conflict resolution, exploring what we care about and what we feel responsible for.
If the above inspires you to want to be involved, and if you have had experience teaching, facilitating or working with young people in another capacity then we would like to hear from you.
If you would like to have a conversation do get in touch
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01647 252643