International Volunteers

Bringing friendship and culture from around the world to our doorstep.

Volunteers provide learners and residents the opportunity of meeting other young people from across the world. They live, learn and socialise with each other, learners, residents and staff. Accommodated in our community most placements last up to a year and bring great experience. 

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Girl and volunteer with pancake.

What To Expect As A Volunteer


You will live under the same roof alongside students in one of many family units. The house is run together as a team, with one or more house managers carrying the main responsibility. 

You could be working on the land, in the craft workshops or within the shop, alongside the learners and residents. In the houses you will help with nurturing independent living skills, such as cooking, cleaning and socialising. Friendships, parties and excursions are all part of our life here and contribute to a lively lifestyle. We also organise trips to the theatre, musical concerts and occasionally visits from performing artists.

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I’ve developed my self-worth and the contentment I feel with myself.

Kevin, Volunteer
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Boy and volunteer at a table in a house.
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Joining us is more a way of life than a job. It can be very demanding both emotionally and physically, but we believe it is rich and rewarding.

David Sibbons, CEO & Principal
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My favourite memories are of those evenings in the house with the young people, when we put music on and just danced together as we did our jobs around the house.

Daniela, Volunteer

Volunteering Brings So Many Benefits

Your time, support and positivity will bring friendship and experiences from all over the world to our young people. But as well as the benefits you bring us, we know that by volunteering with us you will gain so much, including:

  • Skills to help you in your career.
  • Improving your English.
  • Making new friends from all over the world.
  • Enjoying the beautiful Welsh countryside.
  • Learning new skills. 

We take on about 30 volunteers a year, please get in touch if you would like to learn more.