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We're so glad you'd like to explore joining us as a volunteer.
You will need an up to date photo of yourself, details of your passport, travel and funding arrangements (if overseas), and references. The form will probably take at least 40 minutes to complete,
but at any time you can scroll to the bottom and click "Save and continue later".
Sorry, the Lee Abbey Community may not be for you.Lee Abbey is a Religious Community, so we look for people who have a living relationship with Jesus and a passion and desire to serve as part of the Community.
For security reasons you must have a passport to apply online, even if you are from the UK. If you are from the UK and have another form of official ID instead, please contact us.
If you are invited to join the Lee Abbey Community, you will need to apply for a Voluntary Charity Worker’s Visa, which will last for one year. You must be willing to commit to volunteering with us for this period. There are strict requirements for this visa and applicants may be refused entry by the British Embassy.
Sorry, it's highly unlikely you would be granted a visa again if you have been refused recently. We know it's frustrating for you, but we would advise you to consider volunteering in your home country instead for now.
Sorry, it's highly unlikely you would be granted a visa again within 12 months of leaving. We know it's frustrating for you, but we would advise you to consider volunteering in your home country instead for now.
Sorry, we do need to know that you will be able to afford the visa and travel expenses to the UK before we can offer you a place. We know it's frustrating for you! Please arrange the necessary funds and then submit your application.
If you want to apply for a 3 year or longer position and are from outside the UK, you might be restricted to a 12-month visa.
Sorry, the Lee Abbey Community may not be for you.To have a good experience of community life and work well in the team,
you need to be able to speak at least some English.
It's important for you to read all about our Community mission and values and working pattern, so you know what to expect.
Please also read the Job Role and Agreement.
If you haven't done so yet, please click the links above to read these pages, and then answer a few simple questions. The links will open in new tabs so you won't lose your application form progress.
You need to get the answers to all the questions right above before you can carry on. Don't worry, they're not trick questions - just find the answers on the pages linked above.
Community is mostly made up of single people, and we have limited accommodation for couples and families. You may want to discuss availability with us by calling +44 (0) 20 7244 2711 before continuing your application.
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