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Every year The Mount Community welcomes a group of live-in international volunteer co-workers. No experience is necessary but a reasonably good ability in the English language is essential. Volunteers should ideally be at least 18 years old. The minimum commitment is for one year. We provide accredited training called The Mount Introduction Course with Care Certificate, accredited to Level 2.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 28th April 2021

Recruitment for College volunteers for 2021 is now closed.

Due to the high volume of enquiries we have not been able to reply to everyone who has enquired and we are very sorry for this. 

The application window for the year beginning August 2022 will open in November 2021.

We very much hope that you will consider re-applying to join us in August 2022 when we hope that travel restrictions will be a thing of the past.

There are still possible placements within our Cohousing team – however please note that we cannot currently consider any applications from inhabitants of those countries on the UK Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): red list travel ban countries.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): red list travel ban countries 

Best wishes from
The Volunteering Team


Volunteer vacancies

Our volunteers are responsible for helping and supporting students in the College or members of the Cohousing community. As they are usually the same age or just a little older than the students or supported Cohousing members, they can offer valuable peer support and friendship. Students, cohousers and volunteers living and working together create a spirit of responsibility and co-operation which nurtures self-awareness, mutual understanding and social creativity in a safe community environment. 

For an application pack and further information please click here

What young co-workers said after one year at The Mount:

"Living in this environment stimulates your own growth and self-development"

"Taking responsibility is challenging".

"It was the most interesting, intensive, valuable and exhausting year I ever had!"

"Being at the Mount as a coworker has been a gift. I've met friends for life, it unlocked a whole new view onto myself and the world around me."   

"To this day, I always think back to my time at the Mount, whether I'm struggling or doing well in life, because I learned so much from it."  

"A unique experience, where the handing over of love towards one another is fundamental; one learns to be family and community, so much so that they remain in my heart ever since."