Volunteer Programme

We repurpose the skills and talents of individuals who have been impacted by trauma to create a force of good.


The Village recognises the great value of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and how the skills and talents they have learned during their service can be harnessed to the advantage of those the charity is supporting.

"The greatest gift you can give someone is often your time and with it your knowledge...Time is a precious commodity but it’s also one worth sharing." 


- Russell Lewis MC, Veteran Volunteer, 2019

For many of those who have taken part in our volunteer programme, there have been significant benefits, showing them self-worth and providing them purpose post their service. Not only are we able to utilise their skills, but we recognise the great value that volunteering has to their ability to adjust to the world beyond their past.


These deployments of volunteers are an integral part of our community building. By bringing seemingly disparate people together, we are able to create unique cross-culture bonds, sharing of knowledge, and a new perspective on life and living.

"By the end of the week, the guttering was repaired and successfully refilling a water tank, the shepherds were making a chicken coop from scratch, and all the taps worked. More importantly, the next time something went wrong or needed to be built, the boys had the tools to do it themselves "

Excerpt from John Mayhead's experience in Lesotho. Read all of it here.

"Because of the herd boys, I still want to be here." 

- Davie Reynolds, veteran volunteer, 2019 


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The Village (Village of Forgiveness) registered as a charity in England and Wales, number 1186107

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