Places needing Volunteers

These communities have said that they are currently looking for volunteers. In addition many communities are also members of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) and welcome volunteers via this scheme. Here's a list of communities that are WWOOF Hosts.

OX10 6AN
Volunteers from UK and around the world stay with us for between one month and three months to learn and share skills, improve their English (good basic English essential) and experience living in community. Work includes 3 days house keeping, cooking and cleaning with 2 days a week working outdoors on building projects and maintenance, land management, organic kitchen gardening and animal husbandry. Detailed information are on our website: http://www.braziers.org.uk/living-and-working-at-braziers/volunteering/ We also have occasional weekend volunteer projects and regular midweek opportunities on Wednesday & Thursday staying overnight Weds if needed. A donation towards room/food is requested.
OX14 4AF
Throughout the year, volunteers from all over the world are welcomed to join in the work and life of the Abbey. Men and women of all ages and backgrounds come here to work, play, make new friends and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this unique place. We offer comfortable accommodation, good food and a friendly welcome. In return we ask that volunteers respect our values and be willing to help. A helpful attitude is more important than particular skills or abilities, though we welcome initiative and do try to employ volunteers where they are happiest. Most find it to be a very rewarding experience. Many of our volunteers come through the WWOOF UK or HelpX networks but individual arrangements can be made by contacting us directly. Applicants who are not current members of WWOOF or HelpX should send two references, including at least one from an employer, with any inquiry. We accept residential volunteers for stays of 2-6 weeks in the first instance. We also welcome local people who are able to offer help on a regular, non-residential basis. ***PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE ABBEY WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT***
BA6 8AQ
We enjoy when Wwoofers visit us in Glastonbury Somerset, work can vary from household chores to gardening to building or maintenance work, 4 hours per day nominally. Please get in touch if you are interested.
CO7 6TG
We host volunteers for two week periods from April through to October each year when we close down for the winter. We have set aside spaces for up to a maximum of six volunteers at any one time during this period. We set aside spaces for a maximum of two families during the volunteer season. Our family volunteer quota for 2017 is already full and so if you are a family then please try somewhere else. Please visit our website and email: volunteers@oldhall.org.uk telling us a bit about yourself and your reasons for wanting to visit our community. We will send you further information. Have fun planning your year. Do not leave it to the last minute - we get booked up. Thank you.
DG7 3DR
Lothlorien (Rokpa Trust) is a Buddhist influenced therapeutic community for people with mental health problems. Quiet rural setting in SW Scotland. Daily activities include organic gardening, relaxation, artwork, etc. We are seeking full time live-in volunteers who can commit for a minimum of six months. A generous living allowance, accommodation, meals and travel expenses are provided. See our website for further details & application form.
IV36 2RE
Long Term Volunteer Programme 2017: The Newbold Trust and Community is looking for 3-4 long term volunteers to live and work with us from April, for a period of 7/8 months. Each long term volunteer will work in either 1 or 2 main departments out of the following: Maintenance. LTV Details: All long term volunteers will work around 30 hours/4.5 days a week in exchange for simple accommodation and all meals. All staff and volunteers also help with meal clear up a few times a week and help host occasional evening events. Volunteers are able to join our courses & workshops for a much reduced rate and have access to free yoga classes with our in-house teacher. LTV's work with the guidance of a departmental manager (focaliser). Once trained you will be expected to hold shifts on your own to cover days off and holidays. You may be asked to help hold and guide short term volunteers during these shifts. A one-week induction will be provided at the beginning of the four month period and all volunteers will have ongoing support from a buddy and attend regular volunteer meetings. Reception & Events: Helping to answer the phone, take messages, respond to basic emails regarding B&B, retreat and course bookings, do some basic book keeping (data entry for small payments), send out application forms for the next round of volunteering programme. Assist with administration duties and some marketing tasks and help with hosting events. Homecare: Cleaning bedrooms/making up beds, cleaning bathrooms, making beautiful the function & common areas, flower arrangements, helping to set up and take down events and functions. Helping to host events. Kitchen: Cooking delicious, nutritious wholefood meals for 12-40 people (with support if more than 15 people). Ideally with some experience cooking vegetarian, vegan and dairy/wheat free diets. We do serve meat and fish occasionally as well – local/high welfare/organic. Liaising with the garden to make best use of our home grown produce and to help with storage and preservation of excess produce. Must, after some training and induction, be able to hold a shift alone for a smaller meal, or direct and supervise short term volunteers for bigger meals. Garden: Assisting with organic food production in the walled vegetable garden and orchards. Helping to look after ornamental gardens, lawns, woodland areas and conservatory plants. You should be generally fit and healthy, and happy to work in all weathers. Ideally good with tools and have some previous gardening experience. Maintenance: Basic repairs and decorating around the house (with guidance). Ideally we would love to find people with some carpentry, building or DIY skills who would like to be involved in some o f our development projects this year. This is likely to involve building a simple outside classroom and possibly renovating our garage/shed & storage areas. The long term volunteer positions carry a lot more responsibility than being a short term volunteer. They are a good opportunity to have a fuller experience of living and working in community and learning about our projects and values. These positions also provide a wonderful opportunity to gain work experience and skills. Previous volunteers have gone on to full staff positions here and paid positions in similar roles at other locations. To apply please email Victor Morales on Victorm@newboldtrust.org and request an application form. You will be asked to return the completed form with a full CV and a cover letter explaining why you wish to volunteer at Newbold. A short list of applicants will be invited to have a Skype interview in late February. Please submit applications by mid February.
DT6 4RN
At Othona Burton Bradstock, up to six core members live and work full-time so that other people can visit, take part in our programmed events and share in the experience of community. We appreciate offers of volunteer help with a range of tasks, indoors and out. To find out more about our community, go to www.othonawestdorset.org.uk and browse through the pages. From time to time, we welcome help from: Locally based volunteers, coming in for the day to help us at various times with such things as: • vegetable gardening • cooking and cleaning • log splitting • grounds maintenance • painting • envelope stuffing If you are interested in joining our locals’ network, please contact Caroline at recruitment@othona-bb.org.uk for a list of up-coming Locals’ Days and Events. Volunteers from further afield who stay with us – usually for a week – during our busiest times to help out with general core community work. This helps us cover, for instance, when core members take holidays. Almost always these volunteers will already be familiar with Othona, rather than coming for their first visit. They need to ‘know the ropes’ and be ready to take on a range of duties from welcoming visitors to cleaning or making breakfast for up to 30 people. If you’re interested in this, we ask you to spend some time with us as a visitor first.
N41BG
Live-in community members and volunteers are needed at Guiseppe Conlon House. Come and be a part of a community of hospitality and resistance. If you want to live simply, in community with the poor, and work for peace and justice, then this is for you! Tasks are diverse and include housekeeping, repairs, gardening, administration, case work, random creative projects and spending time with guests. We usually expect volunteers to make a minimum commitment of 3 months. We offer free accommodation and meals. Please email for more information.
SY22 6BP
Tanyfron Housing Co-operative is a small rural community in mid Wales that basis its lifestyle on permaculture principles. We are happy to welcome volunteers for a short or longer period (any time of the year) and can offer all food and accommodation (in the main house or a caravan on the edge of our woodland in summer months) in exchange for 25 hours help a week with a diverse range of outdoor and indoor projects – training offered where appropriate. See our website for more detailed information and contact details. http://tanyfronhousingco-op.weebly.com/