Volunteering in Knole House

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There's more to volunteering at Knole than meets the eye.  This may be one of England's largest homes, with a furniture collection that puts others firmly in the shade, but there are many other reasons to join us. 

As well as helping in the house, volunteers enjoy a varied programme of activities, including outings, walks, pub lunches, lectures and even country dancing. Other opportunities to join in with life at Knole pop up from time to time.

The most important part of volunteering in the house is room stewarding. Knole is a house of such an age and complexity that our visitors often appreciate more information to help them understand what they aree seeing. Room stewards are on hand to give them a friendly welcome and to chat with people about what they can see.

Room stewards also have an important security role, helping visitors to leave in the event of a fire alarm, and watching out for any damage that the public might cause to the house or the collection.

But that's not all.  As well as other opportunities in the garden, the park and with holiday activities, you could find yourself taking part in something a little bit different either on a one-off basis or with something ongoing. Recent examples include:

  • Being an extra in films that are shot at Knole (pictured)
  • Helping with our oral history project
  • Helping visitors with a visual impairment to get the most from their visit

For more information, email our volunteering team, or call us on 01732 462100.