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 our 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.

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.

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. For more details and application, please email claire.vincent@nationaltrust.org.uk

Chris, a volunteer minibus driver at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent and family home of Winston Churchill

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

Volunteers in the kitchen garden at Chartwell harvesting squash

Kitchen garden and cut flower volunteers

Become part of a friendly and dedicated team by volunteering in the gardening team. We are looking for volunteers to help maintain the cut flower bed and/or the kitchen garden, as well as provide a memorable experience for our visitors. A great opportunity to get stuck into the outdoors and meet people from all walks of life.

Churchill's painting studio at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Studio steward

Volunteer in Sir Winston Churchill's painting Studio, an incredibly personal space filled with his beautiful paintings. You will be responsible for the Studio while it's open, giving talks as scheduled. You'll work alongside other volunteers to greet visitors and provide information and activities to enhance every visitor’s experience

One of our garden tours 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.