Our volunteer room guides bring the fascinating story of Monks' House alive for our visitors. While safeguarding the collection, room guides offer a warm welcome and offer information on the history of the house, collection and the Woolfs who occupied Monk's House from 1919-1969.
An interest in Virginia and Leonard Woolf is essential, a passion to tell their story even better. You don't need to be a Virginia Woolf expert as full training will be given so why not consider joining our friendly volunteer team at Monk's House and learn new skills, meet new people and have fun? If you would like more information on room guiding, please contact us by email
. Monk's House will close for the season on 27 Oct 19, get in touch with us if you want to volunteer asap, otherwise, we will be recruiting for our 2020 room guides in the new year.
The garden here at Monk's House is a real hidden gem and is a pleasant suprise for many of our visitors. It is was also an important space for the Woolfs too and one of the main reasons they moved to Rodmell. Leonard was very green fingered and spent a lot of time cultivating the land while Virginia took much inspiration from the wild country garden Leonard created.
Our garden volunteering roles are very popular and we are often at capacity. When roles become available we adertise them on the volunteering website, keep checking the site for updates.
Other ways to get involved
We are constantly looking at new volunteering roles at Monk's House. Do you have a particular skill we can utilise? We would love to hear from you, do contact us via email
on firstname.lastname@example.org. As we develop new roles these will be advertised on the volunteering website, search Monk's House.
Could your passion for the National Trust and Monk's House directly benefit our conservation work? We would love to recruit a raffle ticket and plant seller for the 2019 season. The proceeds from all plants sold will help towards the maintenance of the garden and through the raffle ticket sales, we're currently fundraising for a restoration project. Look back again at the website in the new year to see the latest opportunities.
If you enjoy talking to people and can provide a warm welcome to visitors then this may be the role for you. If you would like to know more about how you could get involved with fundraising through a role such as this then do get in touch by email
or call 01273 474 760 for more information.
Why not join your local supporter group?
It's a great way to meet people and to enjoy special talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events. The Seaford Association supports projects at various National Trust places including Monk’s House.
The Lewes Centre
Membership of the Lewes Centre gives you the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests in the world of heritage. The Lewes Centre support various National Trust properties including Monk’s House.
Brighton and Hove Association
Brighton and Hove Association supports various National Trust properties.Why not join us? It's an enjoyable and interesting way to meet like-minded people, make new friends and at the same time support the National Trust. We'd like to meet you.