Dawn on the big field.

Dawn on the big field.

As we ring in 2015, we’re also excited to start a number of new projects and welcome new volunteers! Are you looking to get more involved with the community this year? Or perhaps you’ve resolved to get outdoors more. If you are an enthusiastic individual who loves Mudchute and is looking to help the community, why not join our team as a volunteer?

Our work would not be possible without our fantastic volunteers, who make contributions across Mudchute. With the help of our new volunteer coordinator, we are excited to be launching several new projects to enhance the park and open spaces and we need your help to make these projects a success.

The Mudchute Shop is being re-launched with new product lines and décor. We would love volunteers to help in the shop during the week and especially at the weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some valuable experience in a retail environment and a great help.

Horticulture is high on the agenda

Caring for our Trees

Mudchute’s many trees require lots of maintenance and care throughout the year. Learn how to maintain, coppice, prune and even fell trees.

Sustainable Growing

We’ll be looking to grow our own organic vegetables in the allotments, both for sale in the Mudchute Farm Shop as well as for use in Muddy Boots Nursery. We’ll also be growing both annual and perennial flowers, taking cuttings from fruits and ornamental shrubs, and planting a wildflower meadow. Not only will these additions be beautiful all year round, they will also help provide important food sources and habitats for wildlife!

Growing together

Why not join us regularly? We’d like to create horticultural groups for all who would like to learn, participate or share their skills. Whether you would like to learn to basics, increase your knowledge or just get out and about! Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills and chance to meet new people.

Find Out More and Get Involved!

To find out more about volunteering at Mudchute, please visit volunteering page and contact our volunteer coordinator Louise at volunteering@mudchute.org.


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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to join our team at Mudchute Park and Farm to manage the recruitment, supervision and support of our volunteering programme.

We are looking for an organised, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who has the experience of working in a multi-cultural environment Inner City Environment with groups and individuals from a diverse background. Experience of working with and the ability to enthuse and motivate disadvantaged individuals is essential.

If you think this could be you, we’d love to hear from you! For more details about this part time position, including how and when to apply, please download the application pack by clicking here.

Please note that applications must be received by noon on Friday, August 29th.


As many of our regular visitors will have noticed, Pets Corner has been undergoing refurbishment works for several months now. We are in the process of redeveloping our small animal enclosures to improve them for both our animals and visitors.

Earlier this summer, we moved our small animals to their temporary enclosures and stripped out the fencing and supports of the previous enclosures. Since then we’ve laid new flooring, constructed new supports and a new roof that lets the light in, but keeps the rain out. This work was only made possible by the help of staff, volunteers and corporate volunteer groups. We’ve been working on creating cladding for the walls of the enclosures by upcycling the wood from wooden pallets. Progress has been steady until now, but has now slowed as a result of a recent incident. Two weeks ago, we were victims of a break-in, with the thieves stealing all of our power tools. This represents a significant setback to the Pets Corner project as well as other important jobs around the farm.

We still need more wooden pallets to complete the project.

We still need more wooden pallets to complete the project.

We would love to be able to resume work as soon as possible, but can’t do so without your help. We urgently appeal to you for any spare power tools, particularly those which were stolen from the farm, including:

  • cordless drills
  • angle grinder
  • belt sander
  • mitre saw
  • reciprocating saw

We would greatly appreciate your help. Alternatively, if you can volunteer your building expertise, loan us tools, or donate your time or that of your team, please let us know. We are also still looking for wooden pallets to upcycle into cladding for Pets Corner. If you might be able to help or know someone who can, please get in touch with us via email to farm@mudchute.org.