As a volunteer at Chisholme you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do.
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. Volunteers come to Chisholme from all over the world, and your involvement is a valuable contribution to the life and work of the place.
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.
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!
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.
Most volunteers first come here on one of our volunteer weeks. These are held in the spring and summer of each year – see the 2019 dates here. Sometimes there are volunteering opportunities at other times of the year, and these will be mentioned on this page. There are also periods set aside for members of the WWOOF scheme; please contact us to discuss these.
We ask for a small daily contribution towards the basic cost of accommodation and board. This contribution is subsidised from our volunteer fund. The rates we currently ask are: £15 per day or £100 per week (or £10 per day or £65 per week for students). If you cannot afford these rates, please contact us and we may be able to make an arrangement.
Read what some of our volunteers have to say
Sat 29th June 2019
Sat 6th July 2019 14:00
Learning to see and understand through images rather than through words
Sat 13th July 2019
Sat 20th July 2019 14:00
Come and enjoy Chisholme with us. July is a busy time for the school and your help will be welcome in all areas, from the garden to the kitchen, the house and the woods.
Sat 17th August 2019
Sat 24th August 2019 00:00
The garden is at its most abundant – come and help us harvest, bottle, cook and feast
Sat 24th August 2019
Sat 31st August 2019 14:00
7-day retreat without electricity, phone reception, and contact with the outside world – living in yurts in the forest.