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Volunteering at Chartwell

Volunteer helping visitors at an event © A Bethell/National Trust

Volunteer helping visitors at an event

The Chartwell volunteer team operate like a family living at the property. They welcome the visitors into the house, care for the garden, and carry out essential work to keep the property running. We simply couldn’t open without them. We’re always looking for new members to join our team. We’re not looking for experts, just people with a passion for Chartwell and who enjoy interacting with the public. If you’re interested, please complete and return our volunteer registration form.

Events volunteer

Volunteers can offer existing skills and learn new ones © Kate Hunter

Volunteers can offer existing skills and learn new ones

There's nothing like a fun day out and we are looking for Events Assistants to help make them happen at Chartwell. If you like to meet people and enjoy working with families, have a cheerful and positive outlook even when the weather's against you and you're willing to get stuck in then you'll be instrumental in taking an event from beginning to end and helping visitors enjoy their experience at Chartwell.

Minibus driver

Drive visitors in style © Sarah Dean

Drive visitors in style

Chartwell is famous for it's views but that means it also comes with some steep hills and steps. Why not be the friendly face that drives those less able  from the car park to the front of the house. You'll even get to drive our specially named minibus - the Winibus.

Visitor welcome volunteer

Welcome our visitors to Chartwell © National Trust

Welcome our visitors to Chartwell

Think you can give every visitor a warm welcome to Chartwell even when it's tipping it down then a a visitor welcome role is the perfect one for you. You'll be quick on your feet, an excellent multi-tasker and full of enthusiasm.

Garden volunteers

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables? © Charlotte Ruddock

Garden volunteers are divided into two teams; the kitchen garden team helps to produce fresh fruit and vegetables for the restaurant, and the estate team manages the wider gardens and woodland.

Mobility bus drivers

Our bus volunteers are a huge asset to our visitors ability to explore © Brian Perryman

Our mobility bus (affectionately named the Winibus) provides a shuttle service between the Visitor Centre and the House. Due to the slopes and steps in the grounds this service provides a vital alternative route, enabling visitors to see much more during their visit.

Room stewards

Come and learn something new today © David Levensen

Room Stewards have a vital role to play in bringing Chartwell to life by inspiring our visitors and helping them to learn more about the Churchills and the collection.

Shop assistants

Shop volunteers at Chartwell © Phoebe Vincent

Shop volunteers take on a varied role, from taking stock to maintaining the plants. There are plenty of opportunities to help members of the public and develop other skills.

Events and learning

Half terms are never dull at Chartwell © Emily Merret

Learning and events assistants help families gain the most out of their visits. The day is always varied and can involve running craft activities and setting up events.

Meet and greet

The front door at Chartwell © Jonathan Primmer

Meet and greet volunteers are often the first point of contact for visitors at the property, so they play an important role in welcoming and orientating visitors to help them get the most out of their visit.