Brockwood Park Work-Party Summer 2020

11th to 18th July, Brockwood Alumni

19th to 26th July, Open to All

Whether you are a former student or staff member, a Friend of Brockwood Park, a parent of a current student, a previous visitor to the Krishnamurti Centre and student of the teachings, or completely new to all this, you are welcome.

During both weeks, volunteers will enjoy not only the delicious vegetarian food, the pure air and the healthy lifestyle, but also Brockwood’s daily life, with Morning Meetings, Morning Jobs, Rota, K Time and plenty of outdoor work. The work on the grounds, gardens and buildings will take around five and a half hours in each day, leaving time for relaxation, inquiry and social activities.

Who is it for?

The Work-Parties are intended for people who have an interest in Brockwood Park and its intentions, who would like to contribute and who are able to do sustained physical work in keeping with the schedule shown here.

As described in the introduction, the Work-Parties are suitable for a wide variety of people, including parents, Friends of Brockwood and volunteers who may wish to know Brockwood Park better and learn more about the School and its operation. It is also for former students, mature students and staff who would like to be ‘home’ for a week or two, remember the old days and generate a new relationship with the place and its intentions.

The Work-Parties are for a maximum of 30 participants per week on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be aged 18 years or over and for logistical reasons, including health and safety, we are unable to accept children at Brockwood during the Work-Parties.

What about the work?

Participants will work on the 6 days between their arrival and departure day, with one afternoon off. You are invited to tell us what skills you have and indicate your preferred area of work, however the work will be assigned and directed by staff at Brockwood and the expectation is that participants will follow instructions. Any specialist equipment required for a particular job (e.g. protective clothing, tools, etc.) will be provided.

What does Brockwood provide?

In return for your hard work, you will be provided with free accommodation and excellent vegetarian food. Brockwood Park School is the setting for the Work-Parties and you will be staying in accommodation used by the students during term time; you do not need to bring bedding or towels. Apart from a library, a small gym and computer facilities along with internet access, Brockwood also has attractive spaces that are regularly used for dance, drama, discussion and socialising.

Any restrictions?

Brockwood is strictly vegetarian and requests that participants do not smoke, use recreational drugs, or consume alcohol during their time here. Brockwood reserves the right to ask a participant to leave at any point during the Work-Party.

What should I do if I am interested?

If you wish to apply, please fill in this online application form, or email guests@brockwood.org.uk.