Volunteer With Us

How would you like to be involved in creating this community space with us?

Sustainable Sussex is a grass-roots charity working primarily with people who find access to the workplace difficult, but everyone is welcome. Together with Sompting Estate, we are creating The Fen Farm, Sompting Community Farm, Nature Trail and Community Orchard.

If you like the idea of working in an inclusive community project supporting each other to grow through challenging times, mental health problems and social isolation, then our volunteer opportunities may be for you.

Our plans include building and running a community café, an outdoor kitchen with wood fired pizza oven and a commercial kitchen. 

Volunteer activities will include, but are not limited to:
Vegetable and other plant growing
Animal care
Traditional crafts, such as preparing wool for carding, spinning and weaving
Carpentry and building projects
Pond and wetland management
Art and design, music, singing, story telling
Growing hundreds of chilli plants and preparing value added products for our social enterprise, Sussex Chilli Farm.



Our Volunteer days are:

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 

All Day 9:45am – 3pm
Morning Session 9:45am – 12:45
Afternoon Session 1:15pm – 3pm

If you would like to volunteer with Sustainable Sussex please contact us so we can arrange a day to show you around the farm and tell you more about the project.

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 

All Day 9:45am – 4:30pm
Morning Session 9:45am – 12:45
Afternoon Session 1:15pm – 4:30pm

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Woodwork & DIYers

There are plenty of DIY and Carpentry jobs to do on the farm, from putting up shelves to larger timber construction jobs.  If you have experience and time on your hands to help your community, then get in touch.


Market Gardeners

Our vegetables support local food banks, charity beneficiaries and are sold to offer real-work experience.  Our market garden in developing with raised beds, field row crops and in our poly tunnel.  If you like to get your hands dirty – or can help us plan our growing year around Sussex Chilli Farm, please get in touch.

Growing Together We Thrive