Volunteering

We have been welcoming volunteers and members of WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) into our community from April until the end of October for many years. Some become long-term friends of the community and return many times.
What you’ll do may vary depending on your skills, the time of year and the activities we are engaged in on our gardens, farmland, and buildings. –. you will contribute and eat alongside members of the community and other volunteers in a relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is in our guest rooms within the main building. Volunteers are expected to contribute 30 hours a week.
On your time- off you can go for walks in the beautiful “Constable Country” (Dedham Vale – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) countryside around us or can make trips to Ipswich, Colchester and London.
We offer stays of two weeks as it balances more people being able to experience Old Hall with allowing enough time for you to settle in and us all to get to know each other.
We are often over-subscribed for volunteer places. It is helpful if you can apply well in advance and have some flexibility on the exact dates. There is space for up to four volunteers at any one two week period from 1st April until the end of October.
There are regular trains to London from the local railway station and buses serve the nearby historic city of Colchester and town of Ipswich.
We also have monthly volunteer days where local volunteers can come for the day and work on the land. Join our volunteer mailing list to receive updates about these.
To receive our application form with more information or be added to our volunteer day email list, email the Volunteers Secretary:
To find out about volunteering: oldhallvolunteers@gmail.com