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We'd love you to volunteer with us

We'd love you to volunteer with us

We need you

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Monk’s House. Most of the people you see at Monk’s House 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. Training for all of the roles will be provided. Many of our visitors are incredibly grateful to the volunteers who add so much to the experience of coming to visit. 


Get in touch

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If you're interested in volunteering with us, please email us or ring on: 01273 474 760.

Current volunteer roles available

  • The flower walk in the garden at Monkâ¿¿s House © nt/Caroline Arber

    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.

    Are you are an experienced gardener with time on your hands or are you someone who would just like to get out a bit more in a beautiful setting? Whatever your experience, why not join our gardening team and help us keep the garden looking glorious? If you'd like to show off your green fingers, please email us or call 01273 474 760.

  • Trays in the Kitchen at Monkâ¿¿s House © Caroline Zoob

    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 1919-1965.  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 or call 01273 474760.

  • Step through the gate into the wonderful home of Virginia and Leonard Woolf © CarolineArber

    Raffle tickets and plant sales

    Could your passion for the National Trust and Monk's House directly benefit our conservation work? We are currently recruiting a raffle ticket and plant seller. 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. 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.