Volunteer at the home of Sir Winston Churchill

Do something amazing with your spare time by volunteering at Chartwell. There's more to Chartwell than just the house; why not help out the garden team with some planting, or welcome visitors to the property in our visitor welcome centre? Find your volunteering opportunity below.

Find a volunteer opportunity

Keep reading below for a list of the volunteer opportunities available at Chartwell. Ready to get involved? Click on the link to be taken to the National Trust volunteer page and search for Chartwell, Mapleton Road, TN16 1PS for a full list of volunteer roles and application.

Join the Chartwell team as a flower arranger volunteer

Volunteer flower arranger

Every week our gardeners freshly pick flowers from our historic garden for display in the house. We're looking for individuals with a creative flair to help us arrange these fantastic blooms. No prior flower arranging experience is necessary to join our friendly team.

Volunteer Jenny Dunn in the garden at Chartwell

Garden tour guides

Garden Tour Guides have an important role to play in delivering inspiring and enjoyable tours, helping groups and individuals learn more about the place they are visiting and providing a warm welcome to all visitors to Chartwell. You'll meet visitors from all over the world on these tours as you show them Churchill's beloved golden orfe ponds, Clementine's cherished rose garden and so much more.

The study at Chartwell

Room steward

If only these walls could talk. That’s why our volunteer room stewards make such a difference. They’re passionate about Sir Winston Churchill and his family, and love making people feel at home. Why not join them? We're looking for weekend volunteers in particular.

Katherine Barnett, house and collections manager at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Collection researcher

Chartwell houses a lifetime of cherished possessions and each one has a story to tell. Our Collection Researchers help us to uncover those stories, discovering new information about how the objects came to be in the collection and the role they played in the life of Churchill and Chartwell. Your role will be vital to the interpretation and display of items in the house and studio.

Volunteer minibus driver for the National Trust

Minibus drivers

Do something great by volunteering as one of our minibus drivers. Minibus drivers are one of our most vital roles, enabling those with access requirements to visit Churchill's home. "It's nice to do something different and help people make the most of their day" - Geoff, volunteer minibus driver. For more details and application, please email sarah.phillips2@nationaltrust.org.uk

Visitors in the garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Visitor Experience Researcher

We want to make sure that all our visitors make a personal connection with Churchill’s Chartwell. We need Visitor Experience Researchers over the summer months to help us to understand how visitors have enjoyed and experienced Chartwell.