Under UK Government immigration rules, to be one of our Voluntary Workers you must be entitled to work in the UK.

Generally our Voluntary Workers will either:

  • be a British citizen; or
  • be an Irish citizen; or
  • have post-Brexit pre-settled or settled status (leave to remain); or
  • have a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa – currently available for nationals aged 18-30 of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan, and British overseas citizens, British overseas territories citizens, and British nationals (overseas). The UK Government has indicated that other countries including EU countries may be added to this list – please check here;
  • have a Graduate Visa;
  • be sponsored by us under the Charity Worker (Temporary Worker) Visa.

All Voluntary Workers from outside the UK must have full Travel and Health/Medical Insurance including cover against cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, personal accident, medical and healthcare charges, medical repatriation and lost property for the duration of their stay.

Voluntary Workers holding a Youth Mobility Visa or a Charity Worker Visa will have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge and are covered by the NHS (National Health Service) for the duration of their stay. But this will not cover private medical health care or repatriation on a medical flight, so you must also have valid private travel (including medical) insurance.

International volunteers with a previous connection to Capernwray may be able to volunteer with us for up to 30 days under the Visitor route, but will need to pay our cost rate for accommodation and meals.

Please contact us for more information if required.

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