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About Winant and Clayton Volunteers

Winant and Clayton Volunteers is the brainchild of John G. Winant, the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain during World War II, and Reverend Phillip “Tubby” Clayton, a church vicar. They believed that a cultural exchange of volunteers would promote personal development and improve relations between Britain and the United States. Brits volunteering in the United States are called Claytons, while Americans volunteering in the United Kingdom are called Winants.

Winants volunteer for a variety of social service providers, primarily in London’s East End, joining other community members in addressing the area’s needs concerning playgrounds, rehabilitation programs, neighborhood associations and community health programs, among other projects. Winants should be prepared to volunteer independently and in the field.


Open to all U.S. citizens over the age of 18. Candidates should have the independence, flexibility, willingness to roll up their sleeves and work hard, and the general social skills necessary for cooperative work.

Winant and Clayton Volunteers

Dinushka De Silva, Volunteer Coordinator
Winant and Clayton Volunteers
Winant and Clayton Volunteers
1393 York Avenue, The Church of the Epiphany
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 737-2720


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY