Residential Voluntary Workers Programme

Residential Voluntary Worker Programme


re-established the Residential Voluntary Worker Programme

Volunteers have been at the heart of our work since our founding in 1884 and for most of our history we have hosted Residential Volunteers.

As the regeneration of the Toynbee Hall Estate nears completion and we look to move back to Toynbee Hall, we are offering the Residential Voluntary Work programme that will enable creative practitioners and social researchers to develop projects, create new work and engage with the public celebrating our rich history of social reform and social action.

We offer access to our unique archive, staff expertise and a fantastic setting in our newly restored building in the heart of the city to live and create new work / projects.

The application window is now open for the Residential Voluntary Work programme. This is a real opportunity for early career artists, storytellers, innovators and social researchers to be involved in an established charity.

The Residential Voluntary Workers are expected to work for a minimum of 15 hours a week for nine months whilst living rent free in our Grade II listed building.

Kate’s experience

Former Residential Volunteer Kate Swade, now Trustee of Toynbee Hall and Director for Shared Assets, tells us how her experience living annd volunteer here set her on her career path.