Project Name : IVS-GB: Camphill Blair Drummond
Hosting Organisation : Not Specified (please enquire)
Volunteer Type : SCI Long-term Volunteering
Project Theme : People with disabilities
Hosting Country: United Kingdom
Start date: Open
End date: Open
Duration : 6-12 months
Deadline date: Open
Project Languages : Not Specified (please enquire)
Location : Stirling, Scotland
Country Languages : English
Number of Volunteers : 5
Project Description:

We provide residential care for 48 residents and more than 50 day attendees with a wide range of special needs. Our residents live in 7 houses within the community. Each house accommodates either 6 or 7 residents, a house leader and a team of employees and volunteers.

At Camphill Blair Drummond, we firmly believe that everyone has something to offer, no matter what challenges we face and what needs we have. Within a unique family setting, we seek to help our residents, our day students, our employees and our volunteers reach their fullest potential.

Here, we all live, work and grow together in a vibrant rural community, regardless of age, background, nationality or ability. Employees and volunteers work alongside adults with complex learning disabilities and everyone contributes to the normal pattern of community life. Tasks such as baking bread, tending the gardens and helping out in the estate grounds are shared by everyone and matched to individual abilities.

The commitment and enthusiasm of the people who live and work at Camphill Blair Drummond creates a warm, friendly and supportive setting where everyone’s contributions are valued and respected.

Work Description:

The main responsibilities of volunteers are to offer support and encouragement to our residents within the house, companionship, and encouragement of both residents and day attendees to participate in meaningful activities within our daily creative activities.

As a new volunteer, you will be given a full induction into life in our community, the house you will join, and the activities you participate in. You will have a mentor who will help you establish successful relationships and understand what expectations to have for the individual and how to develop each person’s potential.


We are interested in someone who is interested in experiencing community, sharing lives and enabling people to reach their fullest potential. Who is willing to learn and be part of a team, is flexible and able to adapt to different situations. Able to communicate in English.

Accommodation and Food:

We provide all living accommodation in a room within the Scottish Castle which is central to our community. Our rooms are single or large, shared rooms. All bathrooms are shared.

All food is provided within the residential houses. There is a volunteer social room and kitchen where you can prepare and cook a meal for yourself on days off.

Pocket Money:

62.50 GBP per week

Visa Info:

You will need to apply for a Temporary Work (Charity Work) Visa. The application fee for this Visa is £298 and you can stay up for 12 months. To apply for this Visa you will need a Certificate of Sponsorship which will be provided by IVS at a cost of £25.


As part of your Temporary Work (Charity Worker) Visa, you will need to pay the NHS Immigration Health Surcharge if you are staying for more than 6 months which costs £1,035.

If you are staying for less than 6 months, there is no cost.

Application Info:

Next vacancies: January 2025, applications open in September 2024

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