We value your support and we know it comes in many forms: We have supporters who purchase our fresh produce at their local farmer’s market, attend our fundraising events or organise their own. Volunteers support the tutors in the running of both programmes. As you may imagine, it takes an awful lot of small steps to keep something as magical as the Field of Dreams growing: Please do get in touch with us to register your interest in getting involved.
Please note The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. Depending on the work or activity you are volunteering to undertake at Field of Dreams, we may request a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau.
At Field of Dreams we welcome teams of employees to help us complete site and seasonal specific tasks. Typically these tasks arise from March to October but please contact us to discuss your team’s availability. We are very fortunate to have lots of support and engagement from many Cork based businesses but we always welcome new enquiries. Please bear in mind that teams volunteering with Field of Dreams typically partake in physically demanding work and we cannot guarantee sunshine!
We couldn’t do it without you!
At Field of Dreams we never take the support of volunteers for granted. Nicky, our horticulturalist explains:
The Field wouldn’t be what it is without the help of volunteers, many coming through local business’s Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. We are a skeleton staff and we really value the help that we receive in maintaining the 3 acre site. I love to see how much the volunteers get out of being here too – it’s certainly different to sitting in front of a screen!
We asked Alan, DellEmc, to give us his view when he and his team came for a day in September 2018.
This is a team building exercise for us. Two of us work remotely and even though the rest of us work in the same office, a day like today really builds comradery. There is an obvious impact on team performance when we get back to the office.
Most of us know someone with Down syndrome and the fact that this project is local to DellEmc is a real bonus. It’s great to know that we are giving back and at the end of a day like today we can see how much we have achieved.