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Volunteering at Thornage Hall

Volunteers provide support to service users in our workshops, alongside our Workshop Leaders

What we ask of you

As a volunteer we ask that you:

  • Have a flexible approach and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Are reliable and trustworthy
  • Have good communication skills and an ability to communicate with adults with learning disabilities
  • Are able to work as part of a team
  • Are able to attend on a regular basis (once a week is ideal, but fortnightly is okay too)
  • Have an ability to learn and problem solve

What we offer in return

We will:

  • Offer you the opportunity to participate in a trial workshop with a small group of service users and a workshop leader
  • Allocate you to a workshop where you can work alongside a workshop leader who will train and support you
  • Provide opportunities for you to develop skills in traditional arts and crafts and/or land based activities
  • Undertake a DBS check before you start your volunteer role with us
  • We can provide references if you wish to use your experience to apply for jobs

How to apply


Please download, fill in and return the following:

Application Form

Once we have read your application, we will be in contact to arrange for you to visit our Day Services and arrange for you to have a trial session in one of the workshops. If, after this trial session, you would like to take up a volunteer position with Thornage Hall, we will draft a volunteer agreement for you to sign, follow up any references given, and undertake a DBS check. 

By post

Contact us for an application form to be sent to you. 

Live-in volunteering opportunities

Are you searching for a live-in opportunity that not only provides accommodation but also opens doors to new experiences and adventures? Look no further!

As a volunteer at Thornage Hall, you'll discover a unique chance to become part of our vibrant community whether you're seeking personal growth, cultural exchange or simply a change of scenery, our volunteer program offers a life-changing experience unlike any other.

To start your journey, please send in your volunteer application form to or for German residents visit (must be 18+ and available for 6 - 12 months). 

If you are primarily interested in working on the land you can join us as a WWOOFer, for more information please visit: