Guest Volunteering

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. 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 in the spirit of "help where help is needed" in either the kitchen, hospitality, garden, or environment.

The accommodation fees for part-time volunteering are:

  • Single rooms - £41 per night
  • Twin rooms - £30 per person per night 
  • Dormitory beds (eight persons per dorm, men and women have separate dorms) - £24 per person per night.

These prices include your vegetarian meals each day. Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free meal options are available. Please contact us in advance if you have any other dietary requirements arising from a diagnosed medical condition.  Please pay on arrival in the 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.

Arrival and departure policy: guests usually arrive in the afternoon after 2pm, weather and tide permitting. If your travel plans mean you'll be arriving in the morning, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance. Departure is by 12pm.

Wi-Fi & Internet access: we do not have general Internet access for guests. We can make Internet access available for essential communications such as onward travel booking.