Restore Hope is a Christian charity passionate about seeing lives and communities transformed. We focus on inspiring, training and equipping families to fulfil their potential. Set in the beautiful Chess Valley, Restore Hope offers activities indoors and out throughout the year.

Our aim is to see hope restored to as many families as possible – we know that ultimately true hope is found in Jesus and so we are looking for the right people to join our INVEST Programme.



We see the INVEST programme as a great opportunity to explore new interests, grow existing skills and invest in your faith. As part of the programme, you will have the opportunity to go to Catch the Fire School of Ministry (which will require a separate application process – link below) on a weekly basis – this will give you a chance to grow in your leadership skills, as well as exploring and deepening your relationship with God.

Throughout the programme you will be well supported by your line manager, mentor and also the INVEST manager. You be fully embraced as part of the team and fully integrated into life at Restore Hope. As well as being supported by the team, you will be encouraged and guided in searching for a local Church to attend during your time here.

Eight reasons to invest:

  1. Tailor-made year to suit your interest & skills
  2. One day per week leadership training at Catch the Fire School of Ministry
  3. Enjoy our stunning, 360 acre Country Estate
  4. Experience working for a Christian charity
  5. Accommodation options
  6. Personal mentoring
  7. Be part of a prayer and worship culture
  8. Expenses paid

To apply for the INVEST Programme click here –  INVEST APPLICATION FORM 2019 2

To fill in the separate application for the Catch the Fire School of Ministry, please follow this link –

If you’re interested and would like to find out more or have any questions, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Jo Clare by emailing:



This stream is hands-on and physical. Be part of stewarding the beautiful land here at Restore Hope and work alongside some of our incredible volunteer teams. We have 360 acres of land to manage, as well as many buildings, barns, tractors and other equipment.
You will spend a good amount of your time outdoors (weather permitting) and will need to be prepared for a lot of physical labour. There will be a lot of opportunity for you to develop existing skills and develop new ones on the go!
If you are also interested in other streams then we can tailor the programme in order for you to be involved with others too.


Our Schools Programme is full of fun and adventure. If you're interested in working directly with school aged children, this is the stream for you!
You will spend a good amount of time outdoors, interacting with the children and encouraging outdoor discovery & learning. You may even be given the chance to prepare and lead a session with a group. Sessions may include; fire-lighting, den building, kite making & flying, drama and much more!
The schools team also run one-off discovery sessions for schools throughout the summer, which you will be involved with setting-up and leading on.
Join a team full of skill, experience AND fun!


Our Families team works directly with the families that we support. They come alongside, care for and guide them onto some relevant courses that we run down here at Restore Hope.
Primarily we journey with mums (although we welcome dads and any other kind of carer too!) and their pre-schoolers within school hours.
You could be helping with Chat & Play (our weekly mums & toddler group), Hope Cafe, or even helping on some of the courses that we run. You will also have the opportunity to be a part of creating, planning and pulling off fun activity days during the school holidays.
Come and get to know our families whilst having a blast too!


Our office team are the core of everything that goes on down here and make everything run smoothly. There is a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes that allows the rest of the team to be able to do what they do!
There are many areas you could get involved with within the office team including; events, general administration, media, marketing, finance and more!
Come and develop your computer, admin and organisation skills and be at the hub of activity down here at Restore Hope - there's never a dull moment!

Inspiring, training
& equipping People