Voluntary Work Experience and Placements

Dartington offers a range of opportunities for young people to gain experience working in a busy, dynamic environment.

Work Experience Week

Applications are currently being accepted for our 2017 Work Experience Week for 15-16 year olds. The work experience week runs from Monday 17th July to Thursday 20th July and the deadline for applications is 14th March 2017.

Please note that Dartington is able to host between 8-10 students and we often receive more applications than places available.  We select students based on their application form so please ensure you are clear why you are interested in a work experience placement at Dartington and what your skills and interests are.

Please also indicate if there is a particular department or area of work you are interested in. Previous placements that students have undertaken include Gardens & Woodlands and Conservation, Property Maintenance, The Shops (customer service and admin), Research in Practice (marketing and IT), Summer School (Events and Festivals), Sales and Events and Schumacher College.

Download the Voluntary Work Experience application form

Completed forms should be returned to volunteering@dartington.org or by post to:
Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Department, Higher Close Main Building, Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EP.

 


 Voluntary Work Placements

Aim: To experience work-based learning in a specific field of work

Age: 16+ from a school, college or higher education institution (with the exception of home-schooled children)
When: A minimum of one week and a maximum of 12 weeks during July, August and September

Hours: No more than 36 hours per week; no uneccessarily long or anti-social hours; no more than five consecutive days out of seven

Breaks: Minimum 30 minutes every four hours

Duraciton of activities: One full week in each department/one month in each department/three months in one department

Variety of activities: Different activities will be on offer throughout the term

 

Download the Voluntary Work Placement application form


 

Please note that these are unpaid, non-residential roles.