Volunteering coffee mornings

If you are interested in volunteering at Knole, come along to a free coffee morning to find out more and meet our friendly team. You'll be able to discover what opportunities are available and talk to some of our volunteers.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event

Knole's volunteers span a huge range of skills and there are many ways to get involved - helping visitors to get the most out of a visit to our unique conservation studio, helping with school visits, welcoming visitors and providing tours of the showrooms.

Please reserve your place online, or contact our volunteer team on 01732 467159 or knolevolunteers@nationaltrust.org.uk

The basics

Booking details
Call 01732 467159
This is a free event but please reserve your place online.
Suitability
Not suitable for children.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please report to the Visitor Centre.
Accessibility
We apologise that these rooms are not wheelchair accessible.
Other
The coffee morning will start with a short presentation, outlining details of the opportunities that are currently available. Afterwards you'll be able to talk to some of our current volunteers to discuss specific roles in more detail and find out what volunteering means in practice. We provide a full induction programme and training and in return you get the chance to learn new skills, work in an amazing place, make new friends and know that you're helping a great cause. This is an exciting time to be working at Knole. We are undertaking a £19.8million building and conservation project, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. 2016 saw the opening of a new Visitor Centre, Bookshop, Brewhouse Cafe and the Gatehouse Tower. In 2017, a state-of-the-art conservation studio, a learning centre and half of the conserved showrooms opened. Work continues in the other showrooms and the attics until 2019.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 June 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available
11 July 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available
21 September 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available
15 October 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available
20 November 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Knole volunteer co-ordinators
Email
knolevolunteers@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01732 467159

Upcoming events

Age of Opulence: A fashion exhibition by West Kent College

Sat 26 May 2018
10:00-15:30
Join us for a fashion exhibition in the Hayloft Learning Centre, as we showcase and celebrate the work of fashion students from West Kent College.

Beastly bugs trail

Sat 26 May 2018
12:00-16:00
Pick up our beastly bugs trail when you visit the showrooms and see if you can spot the replica bugs hidden amongst Knole's renowned collection of paintings, silver and furniture.

Storytime in Knole's bookshop

Mon 04 Jun 2018
11:00-11:30
Join the storytime fun in Knole's bookshop where your little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes.

Keeping house - past and present

Tue 05 Jun 2018
12:00-15:30
Meet Knole's conservation team during your visit to the showrooms.

Conservation lecture: Understanding Knole's past through its collections

Tue 05 Jun 2018
18:15-20:00
Join Martha Infray, Project Conservator, and Jan Cutajar, Objects Conservator, to learn about the latest conservation updates from Knole. 

Volunteering coffee mornings

Thu 14 Jun 2018
10:30-12:30
If you are interested in volunteering at Knole, come along to a free coffee morning to find out more and meet our friendly team. You'll be able to discover what opportunities are available and talk to some of our volunteers.