As a volunteer at Chisholme you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do.
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May can be one of the nicest months to spend in Scotland. It is getting warm, the days are getting longer and everything is growing. There is much to do in the garden in terms of planting and weeding, and you will be offered opportunities also to work in other areas such as in the woodland, house and kitchen.
You will be living and working in a place dedicated to supporting 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.You can read more about it here.
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 yourself!
You will also enjoy great food, good company and the chance to explore the beautiful countryside around Chisholme. The hope is that you will leave at the end of the week with more than you came with: new friends, new skills (such as gardening or cooking) and a new understanding of yourself - and a wish to return!
Outline of the week's programme, in addition to the daily work sessions which start at 9am:
Sunday: Walk in the countryside after lunch.
Monday: Optional study after tea.
Tuesday: Sometimes a movie after supper.
Wednesday: Free afternoon; optional study after tea.
Thursday: Join our weekly devotional practice zikr if you wish, in the evening.
Friday: Optional study after tea.
Saturday: clean your rooms and pack up, to leave before or after lunch.
One week £100 or £65 (Students and unwaged)
Day rate £15, or £10 A non-refundable deposit of £10 will confirm your place.
Your contribution goes towards the basic costs of your stay which includes accommodation, all your food, tea and coffee, your laundry, and instruction in new skills. Additional funding comes from our Volunteer Fund.
If you are unable to pay or cannot pay the whole amount, then please do not hesitate to write to email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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