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Become a Volunteer

Our volunteer programme has been running for the last few years with volunteers coming to spend their time working in either the house, garden or kitchen teams; our volunteers play an intrinsic part in the successful day-to-day operation of the College. Whilst the day of a volunteer can sometimes be long and tiring, our volunteers are always full of cheer and play a valuable role in creating an atmosphere that is positive and uplifting.

Immerse Yourself In Campus Life

Our volunteers can join lectures at the college, art classes, storytelling and clowning performances and other themed courses (such as Lifeways) in addition to working 30 hours / week. We will teach you many practical skills in hospitality, catering and gardening.

Benefits from volunteering

  • Being part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Making new friends from all walks of life
  • Learning new skills, and sharing your own skills
  • Improve your English

We are an international team and have the English language in common. We can organise English classes against a modest fee for those who want to improve their English. Many of our volunteers have found training places or work after staying with us.

Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteers range in age from early twenties to their late fifties and come from across Europe. Very often volunteers report that their time at Emerson has been ‘life-changing’.

In exchange for your work, you will receive all meals and stay on the Emerson campus in a single bedroom.

You need to provide your own pocket money and pay for your travel.

To find out more, click here to view our Volunteer handbook.

Or to apply, please fill in the application which you can download here.

Volunteering Opportunities

If you are an experienced gardener, builder, carpenter, handy man / woman, cook or cleaner and would like to volunteer at Emerson College for at least 1 month, we would love to get to know you.

Send your CV to bookings@emerson.org.uk and tell us your availability. Due to immigration rules you need a UK passport, have a UK residency permit or be a holder of settled or pre-settled UK status.