Volunteers make Apple Day possible
Apple Day Brighton is our biggest annual event, celebrating local produce and the wonder of the simple apple. And it’s help from volunteers that make it happen!
Come and help out on the day
We need around 100 volunteers on the day. There are three shifts to choose from:
Morning (8am – 1.00 pm)
Midday (11am – 3.00pm)
Afternoon (2.00pm – 7.00pm)
Lunch is provided after the morning shift, and there is a celebratory dinner provided after the evening shift, and for those volunteers and staff who have lasted the whole day.
No previous experience is necessary and new volunteers are always welcome.
We have various teams you can choose to join each doing different tasks around the site.There are a variety of tasks for every interest including juicing, baking, putting up tents, painting signs, and helping on stalls and behind the bar, photography, and more……and we will make sure you also get a chance to look around stalls and enjoy Apple Day too.
Our only requirement is your enthusiasm for our charity’s aims of sustainability and learning, and a commitment to make this event happen!
Why volunteer at Apple Day?
What volunteers gain from helping out:
• Events experience
• Plenty of team work experience for those who want it
• Helping support sustainable products and promote the value of eating locally
• Food and celebration!
• Access to amazing group of people with diverse skills
• It’s also a great way to learn about eco-friendly lifestyle skills
As a volunteer you get free parking on the day, though we encourage you to arrive by one of the many public transport options.
Regular volunteers for Brighton Permaculture Trust (fondly known as BPT) also get reduced cost on the courses we run, so if you would like to learn how to look after your own fruit trees, build a building from natural materials, grow mushrooms, or like the idea of sustainable design which can be applied to all parts of life then volunteer with us!
Leading up to the big day
Not available on the 22nd but still want to be involved?
There are plenty of opportunities to help prepare for the day including apple juicing, pie baking and site set up, so sign up to our volunteer mailing list via this webpage for a weekly email about volunteering opportunities.
OR to see a list of all our current volunteer opportunities click here.
Take a bigger bite of Apple Day and join the team – here’s what some of our volunteers say
"It was a lovely day continuing country traditions, in the company and camaraderie of my fellow volunteers."
"I enjoyed just being around good people who were all positive, even in the rain!"
"Huge thanks for the hospitality shown to all us volunteers! What a fun day!"
"I enjoyed the friendly approach to the whole day and was made to feel very welcome and valued, and very well looked after!"