Passionate about hemp? Enthused by co-operative living? Need to get away from the bustle of the big city? Or just plain curious?
Like a glorious tree, our volunteer family grows larger each year. Since our journey began, way back in 2015, hundreds of volunteers have offered their skills and creativity to Hempen’s mission. We are so grateful to all the wonderful humans who have given time to planting seeds, digging soil, gathering wood, painting signs, compiling spreadsheets, chopping vegetables and of course, harvesting hemp!
Together we are demonstrating what rural sustainable livelihoods built on organic hemp agriculture in the UK looks like. We are proving what this plant can do for people, community and planet.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our application form and/or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are local to us, would like to join us for the day? Get to know us a little more.
If you’re from a bit further afield, then stay over for a few days.
On Wednesdays, we run our community outreach project, Growing Solidarity.
Hempen’s Placement Volunteerships offer the chance to build and exchange skills in the co-operative and community for an agreed period of time.
Volunteers gain experience professionally with a structured and meaningful placement plan, whilst growing personally.
Keep an eye out for volunteering placement updates here or get in touch to collectively draft a proposal.
Interested in joining our volunteer family?
Drop us an email at email@example.com or click the button below to fill out your application form.
Just fill in an application form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Remember, we want to do all we can to help you fully participate in the co-operative!
Please let us know if you have access needs. Our site is on uneven ground with small paths, we are a small farm with moving machinery. There is much room for improvement in the farm’s accessibility, whilst we are improving, we will do what we can to accommodate needs.
“We have enjoyed seeing things gradually grow from being a tiny seed to a completely enormous plant and enjoyed the team (Brenda, Sophie, Dan and Tom) who worked really hard with us. It was a real pleasure and they were so helpful.We also loved how much fun it was watering them and learnt a lot about gardening and top tips to help us.”
“Growing Solidarity is a project offering land access and resources to asylum seekersI got involved because I was able to connect with nature and other people especially during lock down.I enjoyed growing my own green vegetables and I learned a lot about plants.Also I enjoyed joining the community on Apple Pressing day.”
“I have found solace volunteering at Hempen through the warm welcome received on site and the expert knowledge shared from the process of growing hemp and key gardening skills which I have been applying in my own garden.I enjoy the care given to the volunteers as I am looked after and all the activities which help to engage the soul with nature."
“An oasis of the hemp enthusiast, my four day volunteering at Hempen was brief yet colourful and an eye-opener for what they stand for.May Hempen grow to be the beacon of light for the best hemp producer in the coming future, and my best wishes to all at Hempen.”