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Work Team

Can you dig it?

Each year, we try and set a couple of weeks aside (usually in July) specifically to do large maintenance projects and develop new activities, as well as decorate the house for the summer theme.

If you are creative, have practical skills or are simply willing, your help would be very much appreciated. No specific skills are required and food and accommodation* are provided if needed.


Adding the “Mudder” in 2014

Aged 18 or over?

Great! Sign up at the link below for any of the available days.

Under 18?

15 to 17 year olds are welcome to stay at The Oakes during the first week — we’ll even make all your meals! You can still join us for the second week, but just during working hours (8:30am to 5pm) with only lunch provided.

Under 15?

You need to be at least 15 to help out on Work Team – sorry!

Work Team 2020

Our 2020 dates are Tuesday 7th to Friday 17th July, with a day off on Sunday 12th.

Our potential projects are still to be confirmed, but the following items will definitely be on the list:

  • painting (a new coat of paint in many rooms around the house)
  • pruning (lots of stuff grows in the summer!)
  • preparing for our summer theme
  • enjoying good food, banter and, probably, volleyball!


Work Team Registration

Want to join us for any part of Work Team? Please complete this form by the RSVP date so we know when you’re available to help and can provide food and a bed if necessary.

Simply complete our online Work Team Registration form (above) before Monday 22 June 2020. If you miss this date and still want to help, please contact us first.

If you have more questions or would like to join us in 2021 instead, send us a quick message on our contact form (choose “Work Team”).