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One the many special things about Holy Isle is that the Project is run by a team of volunteer staff  who commit to work on the island for a full season (March to October). During busy periods of the season, additional volunteers commit to shorter periods of time (one to three months). 

Short or long term full time volunteer staff offer their work for free in return for board and lodgings. 

For those who wish to experience a taste of full time volunteering and community life on Holy Isle but cannot commit to longer periods we have introduced two-week Working Holidays.

If you do not want to work full-time but would like to make a contribution in return for reduced costs, you can contribute your time as a Volunteer Guest by which we offer a 25% reduced rate in return for a half days work.  Volunteer Guests can book through the Holy Isle Reception reception@holyisle.org
Full time volunteering

Most people find volunteering on Holy Isle very rewarding. The Project offers a valuable opportunity for skills development & personal growth, living in community while supporting  a fully functioning guest house & retreat centre in a stunning location. We have a daily meditation schedule which you are welcome to join and the chance to learn more about meditation and Buddhism if you wish. It must be stressed however, that Holy Isle is not a Buddhist centre or a monastery and the volunteers and guests include people of all faiths and none.

Trial period

If you are considering medium or long term volunteering with us, you need to complete a two week work trial at a reduced rate of £15 per night. 

Occasionally, there are opportunities available to be filled directly after you have completed your trial. At other times, we will enter you onto our volunteer database and keep you informed of any vacancies as they arise.

*** 2017 Season (April - October) ***

For the 2017 season we are particularly looking for applications to join the Food and Nutrition team. We are also seeking a maintenance person to work on a number of projects from early 2017.

How to Apply

For further information and application forms for volunteering opportunities and Working Holidays on Holy Isle volunteering@holyisle.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Dietary requirements

Our kitchen is run by a team of volunteers. Our aim is to offer delicious vegetarian food but regretfully we can only cater for dietary requirements arising from a diagnosed medical condition. 

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