Volunteer work - St Ives Cornwall

Volunteering at the Community Orchard is a great way to improve your strength and fitness. It's also a beautiful and tranquil place to enjoy the natural world and meet new people. No experience is needed and you can work at your own pace. All skills and general help are much appreciated. We always have time for a tea break & a chat. New volunteers are always welcome (there's no membership fee).

Work party dates & Times

  • Every Tuesday 4 - 6pm. 
  • Tues 12th July however is cancelled - it will be on Wed 13th 4 - 6pm instead. 
  • Occasionally on weekends. Dependant on weather & what suits best with our regular volunteers so best to check here or on our facebook group to see if it's on. 

NB - sometimes we have to cancel for various reasons so do check here the day before or txt 07585777110 to find out if it's on. 

The work we do includes -  planting trees and bushes, clearing brambles & bracken, protecting and nurturing our trees, maintaining grassy areas and helping organise and run community events. We provide the tools, gloves and biscuits /fruit and show you what's needed doing. We plan to plant gardens around each tree - see more info about this - so will be doing this over the winter. 

Families with children are welcome. The orchard is right next to a playpark and skatepark so when the kids have had enough in the orchard, there is plenty for them to do.

Timebanking: Kids between 11 and 19 years can earn credits for volunteering & get free activities like abseiling, Flambards, Hall for Cornwall tickets etc....read more.

If you would like to join us, please contact us on info@stivesorchard.com or 07585777110 (Elise) or just come along to one of our work parties.

Donate to our community orchard

We really appreciate any donations - money goes mostly to more trees, tools and various projects at the orchard. For £50 you can also adopt/ gift / plant or sponsor a fruit tree in the orchard.  It goes onto our online tree map and you get a certificate.