Volunteer with us at Monk's House

Monks House Room guides outside Virginia Woolf's bedroom

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Monk’s House. Most of the people you see in the garden or in the house are volunteers who give their time to support this special place. We're always looking for people to join our friendly and dedicated team and to help out in all aspects of the running of the property. Many of our visitors are incredibly grateful to the volunteers who add so much to the experience of coming to visit.

Room guide

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

Garden volunteer

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 monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. As we develop new roles these will be advertised on the volunteering website, search Monk's House.

Why not join your local supporter group?


Seaford Association

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.
Seaford Association

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.
The Lewes Centre

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.
Brighton and Hove Association