Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


School Visits Assistant

For Tuppenny Barn

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Join the Tuppenny Barn Education team and assist with our regular school visits. Schools get the opportunity to view the organic smallholding we tend and learn about how we grow in harmony with nature. Children are taught about wildlife, growing sustainably and see first hand all the green measures we employ. We also have food school visits where the children get the opportunity to practise the 'fork to fork' principle by cropping fruit or vegetables and then taking them inside to cook.


The volunteer post ideally would suit someone who has an education background and has first hand experience of dealing with school children. The individual must be able to work outdoors and have an interest in the environment. It is desirable, but not essential to have a basic knowledge of growing fruit or vegetables.

About Tuppenny Barn

To grown and sell food to local community using sustainable methods. Tupenny Barn also provides an education service that creates an inspirational environment in which our community can reconnect with the land, reinvigorate local food production and learn skills to promote sustainable living.

We Are Committed To...
Growing high quality, affordable produce at our 2.4 acre organically certified smallholding at Southbourne on the West Sussex/Hampshire border
Investing in our community by providing organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and plants for local people
Promoting sustainable working practices to encourage others to work with nature
Teaching young people how organic food production works in harmony with all aspects of nature


  • Children
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Environment


  • Gardening
  • Teaching and Training


  • Yes - DBS check required
  • No - Suitable for Under 18's
    21 and over


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes No No No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

School visits are normally 4 hours or shorter. There is normally an hour's set up time beforehand and an hour post visit.


Main Road
West Sussex
PO10 8EZ

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