What support will I receive as a Charity Volunteer?

Accommodation will be provided if needed, you will also be eligible for subsistence, and a period of leave (up to 20 days per year). However, as a Charity Volunteer you will not be paid.

Do I need to meet any conditions in order to become a Charity Volunteer with the Trust?

You will need to go through the same vetting process and satisfy the same visa requirements as a normal employee, however, as you are a volunteer you will not be paid.  You do not need a visa if you are an EEA national, if you are a non EEA national then you could apply for a Tier 5 Charity Worker visa, however this is only for a maximum of 12 months.

If you are interested in applying for Charity Worker sponsorship from outside of the EU, please contact us for further details.

How long will it take the training take?

2 years

Will I get a qualification?

The Biodynamic Training programme is not currently accredited. Upon completion, participants will get a certificate of participation from Ruskin Mill Land Trust, and a transcript that details their learning.

How much holiday will I get?

If you are an RMT Charity Volunteer you will get 20 days unpaid leave per year.

How many hours a week will I work and learn? 

As an RMT Charity Volunteer it will be full time work (minimum 35 hours per week). Independent study is also expected.

Who do I talk to if I want to know more?

Peter Van Vliet
Email: Peter.VanVliet@fmc.rmt.org
Phone: 07975 793 193