Work with us as a volunteer

Big Apple volunteersThe Big Apple is run entirely by volunteers.  Consequently we are always looking for people to help – not just at our two main events, Blossomtime and Harvestime, but also throughout the year.

Could you spare a few hours to help?  Here are a few examples of things you could do:

  • posting news on social media
  • Washing bottles before (and after!) the cider trials
    Washing bottles for the cider trials

    organising publicity for our events, ranging from sending out press releases to arranging interviews with local radio and print media

  • organising the rota of volunteers for events
  • planning the programme and liaising with speakers and exhibitors
  • organising the Cider and Perry Trials, which takes place on the Saturday of the Blossomtime weekend (see below)

  • helping at our events, for instance stewarding talks, leading walks, pouring samples of cider and perry (Blossomtime), acting as an escort on the tractor and trailer, selling apples (Harvestime)
  • putting out road signs before events
  • providing technical support, such as maintaining this website or running the “tech” at events
    Selling apples at Harvestime
  • creating posters, leaflets, artworks
  • secretarial/administrative help with all and any of the above

Cider & Perry Trials

The Big Apple Cider and Perry Trials take place on the Saturday of the May Day Bank Holiday, leading in to the Blossomtime event for members of the public.  We urgently need a small team of people to organise the event, starting in January 2024.  A basic knowledge of spreadsheets is needed, as well as general word processing and administrative skills.  We hope that Cider/perry makers will be actively involved in the planning, but obviously they cannot be involved ‘behind the scenes’ on the day, if they are entering the trials.

See the various tasks involved: Trials Task List

Training and support is available.  Please contact if you can help.

volunteer filling flagons at the cider trials

We are a friendly and welcoming bunch of people and will provide training where needed and support.  The commitment varies throughout the year, with frantic activity immediately before and during Blossomtime in May and Harvestime in October!

To find out more email or write to The Big Apple Association Ltd., Woodcroft, Putley, Ledbury HR8 2RD or fill in and return the Volunteer Form below.

Volunteer Form

We look forward to hearing from you!

a Big Apple volunteer