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We believe in providing the perfect environment to create experiences that challenge, develop and enable people and where better to do that than in 94 acres of beautiful natural landscapes.

Each year, we welcome over 25,000 visitors to our site on the south coast of the UK who enjoy amazing experiences with us in the great outdoors.  From a child’s first time playing in mud, to first nights’ away from home, family holidays, school trips to remember, a chance to really grow and develop –  we offer it all! To enable us to ensure every visit is fantastic, we recruit a mighty volunteer team from around the world to really help us sprinkle the Fairthorne Manor magic.


Information & Apply

Applications for our 2022 intake are now available!

Please see our information pack below to find out more about the role, details on accommodation, visas if you are from outside the UK and much more.

Our aim is to welcome volunteers from 11th July – 2nd September 2022 to cover our busy summer season. 

To apply, simply complete the attached application form and return to 



If you are travelling from outside the UK, the UK government currently has travel corridors in place with certain countries – see here for the latest UK government information.

We are putting plans in place in the event that volunteers have to self isolate on arrival, including accommodation, meals and online training.

Read about latest COVID-19 update here on our news page.


Find us at YMCA Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2GH.

Call 01489 785228 or email

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