Community Volunteering in ScotlandLive in a Scottish Castle for one year with 34 other young volunteers from across the world
Travel and visa costs only You will be given a small monthly subsistence allowance to cover personal costs during your stay. All accommodation and food included.
Near Stirling, Scotland
- Make a difference. Your friendship, support and laughter will have make an impact greater than you can possibly imagine.
- Widen Your Horizons. Change your perspective on the world and create new opportunities for yourself.
- Gain a wide range of skills that will enhance your university and job applications.
- Discover wild landscapes and experience the rich Scottish culture.
- Live in a Scottish Castle
- Share memories, experiences, adventures, fun and laughter with 34 like-minded people of your own age from different countries across the world.
‘I love spending time with the other volunteers in the evenings and love the weekends when we all cook together and go out together’ Zoe – Germany
‘I love coming into the house in the evenings. To see the guys happy, makes me happy’ Yujin – South Korea
What will my volunteering days look like?
Over the year, you’ll become part of the family of seven residents. You’ll help provide personal support and friendship, share meals. and participate in household activities.
During the day, you’ll join our residents in bread-baking in the commercial bakery, estate management, cultivating fruit and vegetables, looking after our pet pigs and sheep, arts and a broad range of studio-based craft activities. During the evenings there are usually social and recreational activities to be involved with.
The weekends are more relaxed. You’ll be involved in a number of different activities, depending on what the residents in your house want to do. We get involved in a lot of social and leisure activities across Central Scotland, but there’s a lot to do locally too.
When the weather is good, just hanging out in the beautiful grounds with a BBQ or picnic is hard to beat!
What will my room be like?
Your bedroom will be in the Castle. Many rooms have beautiful views looking down over the surrounding countryside and safari park. Because it’s a castle, the rooms tend to be generous in size. You’ll either be in a single room or share a room with one other volunteer.
What will my hours be?
You will be asked to volunteer for 40 set hours each week.
What support will I get with my day-to-day life?
We have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who’ll make sure you are looked after you throughout your stay.
What skills and experience do I need?
You should be reliable and dependable, with a genuine interest in people and a caring nature, in addition to tolerance, patience, sensitivity and a great sense of humour and fun! These qualities are more important than any specific skills and experiences you may have.
Does it cost me anything to volunteer at Camphill Blair Drummond?
No. In fact, we provide you with a small monthly subsistence allowance to cover your personal expenses. All your food and accommodation is free.
Will I receive training to help me in my role?
We’ll provide you with a full induction on arrival, and regular training and team-building sessions throughout your stay.
Will I get the opportunity to travel during my stay?
You will have the opportunity to go explore Scotland or further afield on your non-volunteering days. You will also have 26 additional days holiday a year.
This is the happiest time of my lifeEva
Interested? Then make an enquiry.