A Brockswood Corporate Volunteering Day is a unique way to get your company and teams involved in the local community. Build relationships and bring your team members together, fulfill your CSR requirements, and help to improve your employee health, morale and welfare by getting them out of the office and reconnecting with nature, and our rescued animals!
We try to keep our costs down to the minimum necessary for vital staff supervision, tools and materials needed, as well as health and safety requirements for the project you choose. We are available every step of the way and very happy to provide any assistance needed with fundraising for your chosen project if needed. Basic projects such as painting, repairs and gardening can start from as a little as £100 per day, or why not take on one of our bigger projects such as a new animal enclosure build project over several days and really leave a lasting memory for your company here at the sanctuary!
Stable Renovation Project (Started)
Aviary Renovation Projects
New Enclosure Builds
Wildlife Conservation Projects
Viking Village Project (Started)
We can completely tailor your package to you but a typical day volunteering with us could look something like this:
09:00 - 10:00
Meet us on the farm for an introduction, health and safety brief, tour of the sanctuary and meet some of our rescued animals. We do have a small conference area and classroom if you would like to get your team together for a meeting on your project day.
10:00 - 12:30
Start your chosen project! Help and guidance will be on hand from us at all times.
12:30 - 13:00
A well earned lunch break! You are welcome to bring your own, or we can arrange to cater for your group. We also have a café selling a range of hot and cold drinks during our open season that you are most welcome to use.
13:30 - 16:00
Get stuck back into and complete your project, or get it ready to continue on your next day with us if you have taken on a bigger task!
Frequently Asked Questions
How are you supporting us?
Due to the busy nature of our work there is a never-ending list of jobs to do here. With the help of larger group volunteer days we are able to complete huge tasks that would otherwise take a lot longer to achieve. We have big dreams for our sanctuary and your team can help us to transform whole areas of the site, and start to make these dreams come true!
Although we try to keep costs as low as possible, holding volunteer days inevitably has some associated expenditure and self-funding your work here allows us to ensure that existing funds are used to care for our rescued animals; as a not-for-profit organisation without council funding, this is particularly important to us, and a massive help.
Who else has joined us?
We have been joined by some wonderful corporate groups over the years, bringing enthusiastic and passionate staff along; some of which we were very sad to wave goodbye to afterwards, and many who have chosen to come back again! All groups have left a lasting memento behind; they have built much-needed new animal shelters, built new fences, taken on massive gardening and site tidy-up tasks, painted and re-paired damaged enclosures, and so much more. We can see evidence of their work all around the site.
We've had groups from big well-known companies such as BT, Severn Trent, and Audi Halesowen, as well as some of our wonderful local companies such as CK Chartered Accountants who are joining us in the Spring.
We can't wait to welcome your team and make lasting links with your company and our community. Together we can achieve so much!
What do you need to bring?
Whether you are used to working in an office with no prior experience on a farm, or have existing skills/experience that you think we can use, there is something for everyone here. We welcome a diverse range of people and abilities - simply bring enthusiasm and we will provide all of the instruction and support that you need, and find a suitable job for every member of your team. You might even discover a skill you didn't know you had!
We won't ask you to do anything that you are uncomfortable with, and there will be no awkward group icebreakers!
As you will most likely be working outdoors in a farm environment, we ask that you wear appropriate clothes for outdoor working, and either wellies or work boots.
We suggest that you bring a good lunch and plenty of drinks with you - we don't need to tell you how important it is to stay hydrated when you're working! Food and drinks can be provided if arranged, and we do have a café available to you during our open season.
What about Health & Safety?
We take your Health and Safety very seriously here. We’ll provide your group with a detailed Risk Assessment to share with your team and you are very welcome to arrange a meeting in advance of your visit to discuss any further needs or carry out your own risk assessments if preferred. Your day will also begin with a team health and safety brief, and relevant Personal Protective Equipment can be made available to you if needed for your project, such as gloves, goggles, etc.
Great! How do we get involved?
If your team is looking to make a difference, aid a local animal sanctuary, and help to provide an important and unique centre for the local community, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch to ask about potential projects, or fill out the Form below. Thank you!