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

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our volunteer programme takes a different form this year. Please see 'Upcoming Courses' for details.


Financial contributions:
We usually ask for a small daily contribution towards the basic cost of accommodation and board. Please contact us if you would like to come to discuss details.

For more information, please write to the secretary

Opportunities to volunteer vary depending on the time of year and current programme. Activities are many and diverse: you might be asked to work in the organic garden, take care of the chickens, work in the woodland, split and stack timber for our wood boiler, help prepare rooms for new guests, pick wild raspberries, prepare food in the kitchen and much more.

As a volunteer you are invited to participate in meditations, study of wisdom texts and other of our practices. You will be part of a team, and there will be ample opportunities to ask questions of us and of yourself!

But most importantly, you will be living and working in a place that supports the discovery of your own potential. Chisholme is a school with the guiding principle of the unity of all being. Once glimpsed, this is a vision – or mystery – that can transform our understanding of ourselves and the world.


Volunteers and WWOOFers come from around the world to help at Chisholme. They are an important part of life here. Their work continues to help support and maintain Chisholme and the education it offers.

Read what some of our volunteers have to say...





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Sun 26th September 2021

An invitation to sit together in silent meditation


Fri 1st October 2021 19:00 to
Wed 10th November 2021 20:00

What does it mean to be human? How do we relate to ourselves, to others, to the world?


Sun 24th October 2021

An invitation to sit together in silent meditation


Thu 25th November 2021 18:00 to
Fri 4th March 2022 20:00

A follow-on residential course which takes Ibn 'Arabi's Wisdom of the Prophets as its core text