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Pestalozzi offers life-changing opportunities to exceptional young people from disadvantaged communities around the world. Pestalozzi scholarships give our students an opportunity they would not otherwise receive – like the chance to develop their potential, pursue their dreams and go on to make a real and lasting difference in the world. So join us and be part of their story!

Host families

Do you enjoy meeting young people and have an interest in other cultures? Could you offer one or two students a few invitations a year to your home or for a day out?

Host parent Beryl Bartter says: "We started hosting Pestalozzi students in 2005 and haven't looked back since!”

Academic support volunteers

Pestalozzi students are provided with academic support by a wonderful team of staff and volunteers. Academic support volunteers tutor students in the subjects they study at Sussex Coast College, Hastings and Claremont Senior School, Bodiam, providing them with the support they need to reach their full potential.

If you would like more information or would like to discuss opportunities to use your teaching or tutoring skills to support our students please email Fay Fellows on

Extra-curricular support volunteers

Pestalozzi students are very grateful for the extra-curricular opportunities provided by our fantastic teams of volunteers. These volunteers include language tutors, music and art teachers, sport coaches and more.

If you want to get involved and help our students, please email Fay Fellows on

Events and Fundraising Volunteers

Love events? Love to help? We are looking to create a collection of more casual volunteers that would be interested in helping out at Pestalozzi events. There’s no minimum or maximum amount of time to give and no specific skills required. Call us up for a chat or arrange to come and meet with us to let us know what you’re interested in doing. We need all kinds of supporters, from flyer distributor’s right through to fundraisers! If you’re interested, please contact one of our fundraising team. Joe Weber, on 01424 871906 or

Friends of Pestalozzi

We are very grateful to our Friends of Pestalozzi groups for their many years of hard work and commitment to our cause. There are currently Friends groups in Lewes, East Sussex and on the Isle of Man. These groups run events in their local communities – anything from carol concerts to dinner parties - in aid of Pestalozzi.

European Voluntary Service

Pestalozzi has been very fortunate to have had a number of EVS volunteers living on site over the past few years. To read more about the programme and hear from the volunteers themselves, click here.

To apply for any of our volunteer positions, please fill out this application form and return to Penny Williams, our Personnel Officer at Alternatively, you can contact Penny on 01424 871910 for more information.

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