Corrymeela Volunteer




** Thank you all for taking the time to visit our website and for being interested in volunteering at Corrymeela.

Due to the current global pandemic we have taken the very hard decision to delay our long term volunteering programme.  The safety of volunteers/staff and visitors is paramount to the ethos of Corrymeela and this is our focus at the moment.  Rest assured we will open for applications once we have more information and depending on the current situation, we will update our website when we know.

We will not be accepting any volunteering applications at the present time.

We thank you for your continued support and hope to speak/see you all soon

Take care and stay safe

Volunteering Team**



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Long–term volunteering (12 months) for 18–30 year olds ** CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 LTVing is only open to people aged 18–30. The programme starts in August and concludes late the following August.  The role description is included below. For any enquiries, email

Download Role Description

Mid–term volunteering (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ) (3–6 months):

We accept a steady intake of midterm volunteers, but particularly aim to recruit for a three or six month period starting in Jan, April, July, or September. Please email completed application form and/or any questions to volunteering@corrymeela.orgDeadline: We are currently closed for Mid Term applications)

Download MTV Role Description

Residential Short–term Volunteering (up to 3 months)

We offer short term volunteering opportunities throughout the year to provide support for the centre. Please email completed application to volunteering@corrymeela.orgDeadline: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please note, regretfully, we are unable to offer visas for short–term volunteers. All EU, EAA, and Swiss citizens are eligible to volunteer without a visa, and residents of several other countries are able to volunteer for up to 30 days without a visa. Please contact with any questions about visa eligibility.

Download STV Application Form

More about Volunteering at Corrymeela:

Many of our volunteers have been working on the site for decades, generously giving time and service to the work. Volunteering opportunities range from a few hours to a few days for short term volunteering, a few weeks to a few months for mid–term volunteering, and a year or two for long term volunteering. Corrymeela seeks to be an open village where all are welcome and that is the core of volunteering. We make groups and individuals welcome and we model a different way of being. We believe that people can learn to live and work well together and the volunteer role in this is vital. Volunteers still need to “go and see what needs to be done,” but there are some regular tasks that will be part of the job. That includes welcoming visitors, preparing and serving meals, housekeeping, working alongside programme staff in elements of the programme design and delivery, administrative tasks and special projects relating to role or skills set.  Volunteers get the chance to really invest in the lived community of Corrymeela. This is challenging as volunteers attempt to live and learn well together in a community house while not falling out over the dishes!  The minimum age for a residential volunteer is 18. Beyond that, all that is required is enthusiasm, motivation, willingness to learn, and sympathy with our ethos. Volunteers are supported through induction and training programmes during their time here. Corrymeela welcomes applications from volunteers of all nationalities, ages, faiths, sexual orientation and abilities. It is not required that volunteers be Christian. For some volunteer and intern positions specific skills are needed. Residential volunteers receive all meals and accommodation for the duration of their volunteering with Corrymeela.