Join the team running a Christian, non-profit outdoor centre in lochs and glens of Glencoe, Scotland


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    --- Due to Covid-19, the centre is currently closed and we are not currently accepting volunteers. ----

    Chris and Debbie Williams lead the team which runs the Outdoor Centre as a Christian Outdoor Learning residential centre – our team lives as a Christian community regularly meeting together for prayer and fellowship/worship. The centre is situated in the heart of Glencoe Village spectacularly set amongst the majestic mountains, lochs and glens of Glencoe - famous for being one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the Scottish highlands.
    As a charity we raise funds that enable us to offer bursaries each year to those for whom the cost of participation is out of reach and to assist with the Scottish Attainment Challenge. Groups from less privileged areas of the country, including many children who've never had the opportunity to experience the beauty of their own countryside nor even leave their own cities, are those to whom we most wish to provide such opportunities for.
    We offer a wide range of outdoor activities (on the water and in the hills) which are both fun and challenging whilst helping to develop the individual.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve English, develop Christian faith, explore the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, wide range of outdoor activities.

  • Help


    Our volunteers act as general assistants, which consists of daily housekeeping/ cleaning and some maintenance work including gardening and preparing the activity equipment.
    Life is quite structured, with a weekly rota and a daily task list to follow. Volunteer team members will have the opportunity to join in the outdoor activity sessions when not allocated to tasks during volunteer hours.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Your own room in staff accommodation with a shared shower room, though if we are very busy we may ask you to share a room with another workaway. There is a team cabin in the grounds with internet access for some peace/time out from busy centre life.
    Gorgeous river for swimming in the back garden..

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ideal for someone wanting to get away from urban life and be part of a rural communal home setting and to participate in outdoor activities in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.
    In winter, snow permitting skiing at Nevis Range – we have skis , boots and helmets available to use. Indoor climbing at the Ice Factor near by.
    In Summer, hill walking, paddle sports, sailing, mountain biking are all options and we have all kit available for you to join in the instructed sessions.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 492519726628