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Ightham Mote volunteers are just like you

Volunteers having fun

Volunteers having fun

Do you have some time to spare? Do you want to be part of a friendly team in a beautiful location? Then why not join the volunteer team at Ightham Mote.

You don’t need experience or a particular skill - just enthusiasm, a little spare time and the desire to help preserve a beautiful piece of our heritage.

There are many ways to volunteer, from welcoming visitors, room guiding, gardening, conservation assistance and working with school groups. Full training is provided.

Why volunteer?

  • Meet new people / make new friends
  • Be part of a team
  • Get out of the house
  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Share skills / learn new ones
  • Share local knowledge / history
  • Gain work experience / add something to a CV
  • Make a difference / do something different
  • Preserve our heritage

Why do some of our volunteers come?

Flexibility

Get to use your skills and fit around work © National Trust

'As long-term members, volunteering appealed to us - we get to use our skills and it fits in around our work.'

'The great thing is you're learning all the time, finding out about the house and estate - then communicating that enthusiasm and interest to the visitors.'

'The National Trust is not stuffy - it's about real life. Everyone is so friendly and we've been made very welcome.'

Vernon and Cathy
 

Doing something useful and enjoyable

Volunteering means doing something both useful and enjoyable © Derek May

'To me, volunteering means staying active (doing something both useful and enjoyable), keeping fit and giving something back to the National Trust in return for the pleasure it has given me over the years.'

Derek

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What can I do?

Find out more

Contact Jill to find out more

Join us at our volunteer open day:

Wednesday 12 March, 6pm - 8pm.

Please contact Jill Nash on 01732 810378 ext.130 or email.

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