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Fulham Palace Trust
Since 704 Fulham Palace has been the historic house and garden of the Bishop of London. Our vision is to engage people and provide an insight, through the stories of the Bishops of London, into over 1300 years of English history, and to become one of Great Britain's most loved and inspiring historic houses and gardens.

Market barrow volunteers will work on the barrow outside, selling Fulham Palace’s organically grown plants and produce to the visiting public in the beautiful walled garden. The role includes harvesting, preparing, displaying, selling and taking payment for our home grown vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and preserves.

What’s in it for you?

• help run and sell quality organically grown produce and plants to the local community on the market barrow;

• to learn about organic practices and have an understanding of plant and vegetable production

• to support and help optimise this important part of Fulham Palace Trust’s income

• to have the opportunity to engage and interact with our local visitors and fellow volunteers


What’s involved?

• harvesting, preparing (weighing, labelling) and displaying the home grown plants and produce and other barrow products in a presentable manner, throughout the year;

• being a friendly and welcoming face of our market barrow sales in the walled garden, engaging and interacting with customers;

• providing excellent customer service when selling our fresh fruit, vegetables, and plants from the garden;

• extending your range of skills by making items to sell such as lavender bags or preserves, herb salts and herbal teas;

• tending to the garden beds or carrying out other garden duties close by to the barrow at quiet times;

• attending training sessions that will cover all aspects of running the barrow including;

• how to harvest produce at the right time in the right way

• displaying produce aesthetically and in accordance with our standards, operating the card reader machine and taking cash, opening and closing the barrow;

• helping out on the barrow at Fulham Palace special events such as our apple day, green meet or Christmas fair.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Barrow volunteers work in small teams or on their own, led and briefed by a member of the garden team staff.
Training will be provided for all aspects of the role.

Time commitment

Market barrow volunteering currently available sessions are as follows;

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
• 10.15 -13.00 (half day am)
• 13.00 -15.30 (half day pm)
• 10.15 -15.30 (full day) with half hour lunch break
• should market barrow volunteers wish to do a full day (both sessions), half hour lunch cover will be provided
• to work on a weekly basis, coming in on the same day each session


This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.