There are many ways in which you can help our work at Longmead. Some are listed below, or you can see the more ‘material needs’ that would bless Longmead at this time, in ‘The latest from Longmead’ section.
Working with families
Can you give friendship to parents and offer a listening ear? Do you like outdoor activities? Are you good with children? If so, you may be just the person to join our team of family support workers. We ask these volunteers to commit to staying for the weekend at Longmead and working with a family about once every 6 weeks. During these weekends we all work with the animals and on the garden, and also play games, take walks and enjoy craft activities.
House and barn maintenance
We have a team of dedicated and skilled DIY-ers who painstakingly mend, build, paint, restore and generally cherish the house and barns at Longmead. If you are experienced in DIY, or maybe even a qualified tradesman, you would be highly valued in this long-term project, as we try to return these rambling buildings to their ‘former glory’! Buildings volunteers generally come on a Monday.
We also have the invaluable people behind the scenes preparing a hearty lunch on Mondays, catching up with admin jobs, dusting the bannisters, scrubbing out the animal trough and doing any odd jobs that we have.
Specific art & craft help
We are blessed with a wonderful art room with potters wheel and space with a lathe. If you have artistic/craft skills and enjoy working alongside groups or families and would be willing to come in and offer to ‘teach’ or facilitate an activity we would welcome your help.
Download Volunteering application form
Financial help is very much appreciated
We try to keep its running costs as low as possible but nevertheless they creep up. The majority of these costs are met by money raised by grants, trusts and donations.
Apart from one full-time and one part-time staff all other team members and residents are committed volunteers. Any donation, however small, is greatly appreciated. We are extremely grateful to all those individuals and organisations who have donated, and who continue to donate to our work – we could not do it without you.
There are a number of ways you can donate:
Just Giving website: www.justgiving.com/longmeadcommunityfarm
Direct to our Bank: The Cooperative Bank, PO Box 250,Delf House, Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6WT
Account: Longmead Community Farm Ltd
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account Number: 65494350
By cheque: Payable to ‘Longmead Community Farm’
Please send to:
Longmead Farmhouse, Milborne St Andrew, Dorset DT11 0HU
It may help to know… that all your donation will be used to pay for activities and residential costs at Longmead, as administrative and management costs are funded by separate grants.