Volunteering at Ightham Mote

Garden volunteers talking to visitors

If you'd like to conserve a piece of history for future generations, and help bring Ightham Mote's story to life, then why not become a volunteer.

Our volunteers are just like you - they come from all walks of life, and have different interests and motivations. Whether you're a student looking for work experience; unemployed and wanting to bolster your CV; in work but keen to do something in your spare time; retired and needing to get out of the house...we'd like to hear from you.

Whatever your motivation, by joining our friendly team you'll get to meet new people, gain extra knowledge and be involved in conserving part of Ightham Mote's history.

" 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 May

About Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote isn't a place of grand avenues and imposing vistas: although it was built to impress, it now seems understated, with a quirky charm of its own. The buildings and gardens evoke a deep sense of history, with the people who have lived here all leaving their mark.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering gets you out of the house, and helps to give you a sense of purpose. It's a chance to share your skills, and learn new ones, as well as providing you with the chance to meet people from all walks of life.

" I love my volunteering. Once I retired, I volunteered to give me structure to my week, but now it's part of my life."
- Martin Ludlow

Sounds good? so what roles are available...

Visitors browsing local produce in the gift shop

Ightham Mote volunteer retail assistants 

Would you like to meet new people every day? We’re looking for people to help support our shop manager and team, in the day to day running of our shop.

What are you waiting for?

If you'd like to give volunteering a try please download our application form and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to arrange a commitment free taster session.

Download an application form (PDF / 0.1494140625MB) download