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Become a Volunteer


We are looking for 2 full-time volunteers for 3 to 12 months

House Keeping Volunteer and Kitchen Helper

We would like to invite you to join our house and kitchen team as a volunteer. If you like to get things done, care for a place as well as people and work in an international team then this could be a great  opportunity for you.

We are a college for adults and offer many different courses in spirituality, the arts, storytelling, health care and self-development.  You will help us in cleaning and preparing classrooms, cleaning our student accommodation and serving meals.

The volunteer opportunities are open to all nationals. You need to be fit and healthy and enjoy physical work. To take part you must be 21 or over and have a basic knowledge of English. You need to comply with visa regulations and – if applicable – with Covid regulations.

Feedback from a former volunteer:

“Emerson is one of the nicest, friendly and most peaceful places I have visited in the UK. Helping out the surrounding community and meeting people who are all just so positive and helpful was a breath of fresh air. Living in London we are almost surrounded by a bubble so taking a step out of it allowed me to really reflect but also relax and enjoy the surrounding environment. I helped throughout the community starting with cooking supper all the way to maintaining the surrounding gardens. I will never forget how kind and open everyone was and how everyone had their own unique journey which brought them to Emerson. It’s a tranquil and happy environment and if given the opportunity I would defiantly visit again. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the world they are living in but also for those who want a chance to learn and develop as an individual. Thanks again Emerson!!” ~ Christian

How To Apply:

Email yvette.dellsperger@emerson.org.uk with your CV and a letter explaining why you would like to come and in which position you are interested.

Enjoy the English countryside,

improve your English,

make new friends and learn practical skills

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.

We offer a hands-on learning experience, as well as the opportunity to improve your English and to experience community life.

Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

If you are an experienced gardener, builder, carpenter, handy man / woman, cook, cleaner, experienced fundraiser and would like to volunteer at Emerson College between 3 and 12 months we would love to get to know you.

Send your CV to bookings@emerson.org.uk and tell us your availability. This scheme is open to all nationals.