Buzzworks association is a charity run entirely by volunteers, governed through a board of trustees who are appointed by the memebrs.
Like most charities we rely on the generosity of individuals who give up their time to support the objectives and aims of the organisation, bringing with them enthusiasm and a range of skills, every volunteer can make a contribution.
How to get involved
First of all you don't have to be a beekeeper, or mad about bees to get involved with Buzzworks Association, work on our sites is ongoing by volunteers with various interests, skills and backgrounds. Activities are varied and include gardening (planting and maintaining flower beds, pruning and grass cutting) and DIY activities (maintaining site equipment and buildings and the making and repairing of hives and bird/bat boxes). There are always new developments coming along that need enthusiastic and practical support.
The Discovery Centre would not be what it is without the commitment of the team who give talks, develop source material and help with the school and other groups who come during the summer months to enjoy what BuzzWorks has to offer. At HoneyWorks there is also work to do in support of the beekeeping training programme, such as helping new starters find their way around, managing training material and equipment or even helping out during the practical sessions in the apiary.
Our regular market stalls help to finance our work. We are looking to expand our core team of volunteers there to help sell our honey and other products and to chat to the public to promote our activities. During the summer months we have a demonstration hive at the stall - a real crowd puller.
Interested? If you are interested in honey bees, gardening for bees, helping visitors to learn about bees or just willing to give some of your valuable time in a sociable, meaningful environment, why not join us? Whatever life skills you have, you can be sure we can find a role for you! Even small commitments of time are valuable to us and tea and biscuits are always on the agenda!
If you are interested in supporting us or taking up a role then we would love to hear from you, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact us tab and we will be happy to discuss opportunities over the phone or arrange to meet up at one of our sites.