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Volunteering Guests

Many volunteers from all over the world and all walks of life have visited the island over the years, for short or longer periods of time, in order to help wherever help was needed.

Joining the resident volunteers in their daily tasks has proven to be a wonderful way to connect to island life in an informal way.

We thought it was no more than fair to also give an outward token of our appreciation of your hard work in the form of a reduction on the accommodation prices. At the moment we have the following arrangement for volunteer guests on Holy Isle:

Part-time volunteering

We offer a 25% reduced rate in return for a half day's work. We welcome flexibility in terms of which area you work in, but you can nominate where you would prefer to work - e.g. kitchen,  housecare, garden, or environment.

The accommodation fees for part-time volunteering are:
  • Single rooms - £37 per night
  • Twin rooms - £28 per person per night 
  • Dormitory beds (eight persons per dorm, men and women have separate dorms) - £22 per person per night.
These prices include three vegetarian meals each day. Please pay on arrival in the centre's Reception Office.

To book a stay, use the online booking button in the sidebar and add a note that you are interested in Guest Volunteering in the Requests text box.

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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.