Residential Volunteering

Would you like the opportunity to step out of your daily routine to live close to nature and support our educational community?

We offer up to 3 month volunteering opportunities for a small number of people to work alongside our on-site staff and facilitators on the land, in the kitchen and in the classroom.

You will be fully residential, working 5 hours a day for 5 days a week – living alongside participants and teachers and taking part in extra-curricular learning opportunities.

This is an opportunity to experience and contribute to a small educational charity and social enterprise as we work together to understand the meaning of ecological and personal regeneration and rewilding.

Join us in our 50 acre wilding valley – an experiment in wilding for people and place.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please complete the form below.

If you wish to also send a CV please send it to our Community Co-ordinator at

Volunteerig opportunities

community volunteers

What Can You Expect?

In exchange for your work, this will be your opportunity to

  • Live with fellow change makers as part of a vibrant and welcoming educational community
  • Work on the land, in the kitchen and supporting a busy programme of courses and events and ceremonies
  • Have the time and space to explore your world-view and meet a diverse range of like-minded people
  • Network, share ideas and spark further thinking around action in the world with social pioneers and change-makers and visiting teachers, including Embercombe founder Mac Macartney
  • Live and work on a beautiful 50-acre site with woodland, forest gardens and a lake, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park
  • Enjoy basic accommodation on site with delicious free organic breakfast, lunch and dinner made with locally grown, seasonal produce
  • Contribute to and attend events such as film nights, talks, ceremonies and performance nights

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