Volunteer Week, June

Saturday, 17th June, 2017 00:00
Saturday, 24th June, 2017 00:00

How to pay: We will write to arrange payment with you once we have confirmed your place on this course. Please let us know your preferred method of payment by ticking one of the choices below.
Course fees are kept to an absolute minimum – please, if you would like, add a donation towards our scholarship fund, which supports students and visitors on low income.

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

Read volunteer testimonials here…

June is the hub of the gardening year. We'll be continuing with successional sowing of later crops and planting out of tender ones. Long summer days, especially in Scotland, and everything will be growing at a pace – but so will the weeds and we'll have to deal with them and the more we can do now, the more it'll help later on.

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 planned for the end of this work-week. It is hoped this will be a weekend packed with interesting talks and music. More details will be available soon on the website. 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.
Please mark your preference on the application form.

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 week is £70, or £42 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.


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