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 be a minimum of 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.
Recruitment for College and Cohousing
Volunteers for August 2022/23 is now open.
We encourage you to apply but due to the large number of enquiries and applications we get each year we are unable to respond to all the communications we receive. Please complete an application form and send it to us with any questions you may have. We will respond only if you have completed an application form and made the shortlist. Once you are shortlisted, we will answer any further enquiries you may have.
Please also 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
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:
"Thank you so much for the wonderful year I was able to spend at the Mount! It really is such a special place with generous and passionate people, and I will always hold the memories of this year dear to my heart. I was able to learn so much and am very thankful for the support and kindness I received. Again, thank you!"
"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
"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