April Volunteer fortnight

Saturday, 8th April, 2017 00:00
Friday, 21st April, 2017 00:00


As a volunteer at Chisholme you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do.

Read volunteer testimonials here…

April is a great time to spend out of doors. Come and help transform the beautiful garden here at Chisholme from its winter dormancy to the buzzing potential of the year ahead; potatoes, onion setts, broad beans, peas and root crops will be waiting to be planted out of doors, and in the tunnels, salad, herbs and summer crops can be seeded.

Activities will be varied, with work also in other areas such as woodland, house and kitchen.

Experience the joy of living and working in a place dedicated to supporting the discovery of our own potential. In addition to working with your hands you are invited to take part in conversation and study, meditation and other supportive activities, so you can give space to yourself, and your own questions.

The Seminar entitled 'Inspiration' is scheduled to start with music on the evening of Friday, April 21st. This is the same day as these gardening weeks end. It will be a weekend packed with interesting talks, workshops and music. You are very welcome to stay on for this, either as volunteer-participant or as participant.
As volunteer you can stay FOR FREE, in return for helping with some of the hospitality for the weekend.
If you prefer to fully participate without volunteering, then you may do so at a reduced rate of £87 all inclusive.
Volunteer places will allocated on a 'first come first serve' basis. If you would like to stay on for this, then please say so when you apply for the Volunteer Gardening weeks.

Chisholme is an amazing place to volunteer. You can learn great new skills and really feel appreciated for who you are and what you do.
Georgie Cass

Financial contributions
The recommended donation for the full period (13 days) is £130, or £78 if you are a student. This goes towards the basic costs of your stay including accomodation, all your food, tea and coffee, your laundry, and instruction in new skills. Additional funding comes from our Volunteer Fund.

Cost for a shorter stay: £10/day, or £6/day for students

If you are unable to pay or cannot pay the whole amount, then please do not hesitate to write to to discuss your circumstances.

Accommodation is shared, in double, triple or dormitory style rooms. Bed linen and towels are provided. Wash facilities, showers and toilets are grouped together on the ground foor

To book
To book online, please click here... or email
Tel +44 (0)1450 880 215 so we can send you an application form.

Volunteers are a vital part of life at Chisholme. The School could not have been built, nor maintained over the last forty years, without the support of many dedicated volunteers.

Read volunteer testimonials here…


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A great and much-loved man has left us. Shane Wakil Jagger passed away on 14 June having lived at Chisholme for 34 years.