Volunteering


Escape the toil of daily life and immerse yourself in the toil of the soil. We welcome volunteering members of the WWOOF organisation from April until the end of October.

We welcome wwoofers for stays of two weeks. We limit stays to two weeks to allow as many people as possible to experience Old Hall and also feel that a shorter period does not provide enough time for us all to get to know each other.

There is a limit to the number of wwoofers we can accommodate at any one time and so please do not be disappointed if we cannot fit you in at precisely the time you want to come. There is space for up to six wwoofers at any one two week period from 1st April until  the end of October.

We provide meals and accommodation in return for your help of thirty hours per week working in the gardens, or on the farmland, or with the animals or sometimes on our building and decorating projects – depending on your skills, the time of year and the activities we are engaged in. You will work alongside members of the community and alongside other volunteers in a relaxed atmosphere.

On your time off you can go for walks in the beautiful Constable countryside around us. There are regular trains to London from the local railway station and buses serve the nearby historic towns of Colchester and Ipswich.

If you would like to volunteer you can either write us a letter or send us an email to volunteers@oldhall.org.uk giving us information about yourself, where you are coming from and the dates when you would like to come. Remember your stay is for two weeks. You should not book your travel until your stay here is confirmed by us.

This video was made one of our happy WWOOFERS.