OK, RESI WEEK is finally here. List of things for you to do: 1) get the kit list and your bag and pack all the stuff you need on the list into your bag.2) sort out your fancy dress outfit and pack that too.3) check your tent and camping stuff, I know someone who had to sleep in a smelly tent as they never got it out to dry it after their last camping trip. FB me if you need a tent please asap.4) if you have any medicine to take, make sure you have enough for the week, otherwise get down the DR’s and order some more.5) don’t forget to bring some snacks of your favourite foods, absence can make the stomach rumble alot.6) bring a pack of cards, or a game, but don’t bring electrical games, laptops, fancy expensive phones, Doo-dah gadgets as you won’t have the time or energy to play them or recharge them.7) don’t forget your torch and your waterproof.8) and lastly I know you all have one, please bring along your ‘good sense of humour’ for all those interesting situations you may find yourself in this week.And lastly can you answer me this question - What has Bear Grylls the adventurer and explorer got to do with Huish Woods, where we will be staying?????????

OK, RESI WEEK is finally here. List of things for you to do: 
1) get the kit list and your bag and pack all the stuff you need on the list into your bag.
2) sort out your fancy dress outfit and pack that too.
3) check your tent and camping stuff, I know someone who had to sleep in a smelly tent as they never got it out to dry it after their last camping trip. FB me if you need a tent please asap.
4) if you have any medicine to take, make sure you have enough for the week, otherwise get down the DR’s and order some more.
5) don’t forget to bring some snacks of your favourite foods, absence can make the stomach rumble alot.
6) bring a pack of cards, or a game, but don’t bring electrical games, laptops, fancy expensive phones, Doo-dah gadgets as you won’t have the time or energy to play them or recharge them.
7) don’t forget your torch and your waterproof.
8) and lastly I know you all have one, please bring along your ‘good sense of humour’ for all those interesting situations you may find yourself in this week.

And lastly can you answer me this question - 
What has Bear Grylls the adventurer and explorer got to do with Huish Woods, where we will be staying?????????

A Mahoosive ‘Thank you’.

Dear all,

As the dust settles after a fabulous festival over the weekend, on behalf of Luke and the festival organizers I wanted to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to all you fantastic volunteer stewards who took part over the weekend. Running such an event would simply not be feasible without such volunteer support.  We therefore really appreciate you giving your up your time to help out and, in so doing, helping make HFF9 the extremely successful event that it was.

It was a great pleasure working with all of you and getting to know you a bit. In particular, I much appreciated your very helpful approach, constantly smiling faces and, above all, your good humour. I know how hard you all worked, and some until quite late into the wee hours, but equally, I hope you had the chance to enjoy yourselves, see some of the many superb acts and soak up the great atmosphere that is the hallmark of HFF.

As ever, should you have any feedback from your experience of the event then we would love to hear it as we are always looking for ways to improve. And, of course, if you would like to help again next year, or indeed have friends who might also like to help, then please let us know. (Please also pass on this to your friends and colleagues who were there over the weekend but for whom I haven’t got e-mail addresses).

Once again, very many thanks indeed – you did yourselves, and HFF9, proud.  Here’s to HFF10!

Yours,

Nolan

Nolan Collins-Bent

volunteering at this weeks Food Festival

OK people/volunteers here is an important message. -We don’t have any funding for the staff cars, or for train and bus transport , so we will be unable to transport any of you unless you live in Street, Glastonbury or Wells.- If you can get yourselves to this event under your own steam and at your own cost, or you can get someone to give you a lift then you are welcome to come along and join us. Sorry about this but we just don’t have the money for the transport this time — feeling sorry.

Home Farm Fest- 30 great volunteer networks stewards help run a festival

3 DAYS . 3 STAGES . 50+ BANDS . POSH FROCKS + WELLIES ON JUNE 6 WITH THE MILITARY WIVES CHOIR . PLAYART . FUNZONE . BUGFEST . KIDS CINEMA . KIDS DISCO . TEA TENT . BAR . CIDER TENT . RAFFLE . FREE CAMPING .

and all being supported by our great volunteers 

 since 2006, Home Farm Fest has run in the grounds Home Farm in Chilthorne Domer raising money for the UK charity the Piers Simon Appeal raising money for School in a Bag for children from 3rd world countries 

KickStart 2014 - Start date: Monday 12 May

Start times: Day 1: Midday, Day 2 onwards: 10am 
Location: Somerset 
Transport provided on all routes from Taunton, Yeovil, Weston Super Mare, Bridgwater, Shepton Mallet and Frome travelling towards Glastonbury
For those of you wondering what KickStart is and who is it for please read on… For those who know of KickStart jump to the bottom for next steps.
KickStart is a programme designed by and for young people aged 16 to 19, who are not in education, training or employment and are living in the South West. Young people sign up for 12 weeks, the first few weeks of which is based indoors where they will begin to achieve a qualification, these start at an entry level 3 certificate and young people can progress onto a level 2 certificate. 
The remaining weeks of KickStart are full of chosen volunteering activities, outward bound adventure days and a camping residential. 
The whole 12 weeks are tailored to the groups and individual needs and interests. 
If you would like to know more then please get in touch with a member of the team 01458 836130.
Lunch and refreshments are provided on all indoor days. 
Transport is either provided or reimbursed for all KickStart related activities.
Phone for more information: 01458 836130 
Check out the website for more info: www.volunteernetwork.org.uk 
Jump straight to the booking/referral form online: