Drop in volunteer days
We’ve started doing weekly drop-in volunteer days for local friends of the project, which are also a perfect way to come round and see what we’re up to. We will provide lunch and tools and spend the day working on a task together. We typically start at 10am and finish around 4pm, although we’re very flexible. If you’re interested in joining us, drop me a message. and I’ll add you to the list. I’ll get in contact a few days before with details of what we’re hoping to work on.
Volunteering for longer
If you are interested in coming from further afield and volunteering on our project for longer, please read the information below…
“Hello from Joe and Caz at Gelli Y Gafel, Glandwr. We are an OPD permaculture project next to (but not part of) the Lammas Ecovillage. Our project currently consists of a young forest garden, areas of young woodland, an organic vegetable garden and areas of pasture. Joe is a woodworker and Caz forages for wild foods for restaurants. Our interests are self sufficiency, home brewing, music and more. In previous years we’ve enjoyed plenty of travelling and festivals, we love meeting new people and sharing skills.
We currently live in a converted horse box and have BASIC facilities on site. Our projects this year are building a carpentry workshop, finishing off land works, improving infrastructure for volunteers/visitors, upkeep of the forest garden, growing vegetables, using a holistic grazing pattern to keep sheep, caring for the 2,500 trees we planted last winter, general land maintenance and more.
We aim to create a beautiful and functional landscape which will support our own needs and promote low impact sustainable living.
We welcome volunteers who wish to help with our projects. In return we can offer a place to stay, food from our gardens and an opportunity to learn new skills. We usually ask volunteers for a minimum of 5 hours work a day, 5 days a week. We will provide two vegetarian meals on work days and basic foods for self catering at other times. Accommodation is camping, or sometimes a caravan may be available.
We work hard and sometimes jobs are repetitive- however there’s also plenty of time for fun. We hope that volunteers can hone their own skills here and achieve their own ambitions, so please let us know if you have any particular interests or aims.
We run on an off-grid solar set up, we can usually provide enough electricity for phone and laptop charges but we may be short at times. West Wales can be very wet sometimes so waterproofs and wellies are essential.
If this sounds good to you, then drop us an email. We usually start by hosting people for up to 2 weeks, which can be extended once we’ve got to know each other.
Thanks for reading, hope to meet you soon, Caz and Joe.”