Volunteer Positions available at the Kairos centre.
There’s a lot that you can do, would you be willing to help?

Reception Assistant – Wednesdays afternoon or Friday mornings.

The reception assistant provides a warm, encouraging welcome to guests and visitors, answering the telephone and passing on calls and messages, answering queries and providing assistance to the hospitality team as required.

Gardening – Any day

The volunteer gardener will assisting with planting, watering, developing and maintaining different areas of the garden.

Maintenance & Conferences – Any day

Volunteering with our maintenance team will benefit you by developing your skills, putting your learning into practise in a real work setting. As we are a large site we can utilise and develop a variety of skills.

My Name is Sr Ursula and I am a volunteer on a Saturday Morning. I love meeting the many different groups who come here for one or more days. This is such an enriching experience for me and keeps me fit as I show the varied groups to their rooms!

I also benefit from occasionally attending talks and masses. Kairos has such a wonderful atmosphere where everybody finds a welcome. I love my Saturday mornings.


I’m Mary, a bookkeeper for 40 years, I retired 1O years ago and started working for Age Concern, making 3 weekly home visits to isolated elderly ladies.   Then, two years ago I visited Kairos for the first time and felt immediately inspired by this busy Retreat Centre, so much so that I asked if they needed an extra volunteer one afternoon each week.  They did … and I feel very blessed to be working at Kairos as receptionist/telephonist.   While it is a busy, hardworking, productive place of work, it is also an invigorating oasis of Peace.


I’m Eileen, a retired secretary who is married and lives in Ealing. I was introduced to the Kairos Centre by my husband Robin Burgess.  We stayed at the Centre during Christmas 2013 and, as I had just retired at that time and the sisters mentioned that they needed volunteers, I agreed to help out.

I became a volunteer in 2014 helping out in Reception and whatever other jobs were required of me.  Although it is not a busy job, I am happy that I give the sisters a couple of hours break from their busy schedules.  The Kairos Centre is a very peaceful, spiritual and loving place which seems so far away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.  I very much enjoy helping and talking to people who visit the Centre.