There are lots of ways to get involved with all the wonderful work we do at Cultivate. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, become a member or are interested in joining our team as a paid member of staff. See below for our current opportunities.
Become a Member
Cultivate is a co-operative run for community benefit – membership is open to all.
Becoming a member is a way of joining us in our aim of making good local food available to more people in Oxfordshire. It’s also a way of joining a community of people involved in the hands-on business of growing and selling food!
Be part of the co-op
Vote at official meetings, help guide the co-operative’s future development
Volunteer on the land or the VegVan
Support Cultivate’s work
Member events and newsletter
10% off at our stops.
We want membership to be accessible to as many people as possible, through either:
Subscription: £24/year supporter membership, either £2/month or £24/year through Direct Debit.
Workshare: 1/2 day volunteering per month, on the land or the VegVan.
Workshare membership means committing to volunteer with us at least half a day every month or one whole day every other month. Your volunteer hours could be done in any number of different ways, and can be different from month to month but will be arranged with us in advance. You could work on the land or on the van, or something else if you have some specific skills which you think might help us.
To become a member, please email us at email@example.com.
One of Cultivate’s aims is to get as many people as possible involved with the hands-on business of growing and selling food in our community. Here are a few ways to be part of what’s going on:
Workshare volunteers support Cultivate by committing to work at least 1/2 day every month, in the process becoming members of the co-operative. Workshare volunteers can help out at any of our stops, seeing the business evolve and the seasons change over the period that they work.
If you’re a workshare member and need to sign up for volunteer shifts, email Katie for a link to the list of upcoming days.
Regular volunteering is designed for people who would like to work with Cultivate for 1 or more days a week over a period of time, for a change of scenery, to serve their community or maybe to learn more about what’s involved with running a community food enterprise. Contact us to talk it through, or if you’ve already volunteered with us and know when you might like to help out.
Support Cultivate by using your knowledge and skills.Maybe you’re a whizz on social media, a fantastic sign-writer or a have a bank of recipes just waiting to be shared. Cultivate members and supporters have already made us videos, taken us through a learning and reflection process, started developing a web app for VegVan locations and times, advised on our waste management and compost system, built us a style, and planted an experimental agroforestry strip in the field margins. Wow! If you’ve got a skill you’d love to share with us then get in touch.