Current volunteering opportunities at Scotney Castle

Start your volunteering journey today! We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available here at Scotney Castle, from room guiding in the house to leading guided estate walks. Keep reading below to see all of the roles available.

The Dining Room in the new house at Scotney, Kent

Room Guide

If only these walls could talk! That’s why our volunteer room guides make such a difference. They’re passionate about family stories, art and interiors, and love making people feel at home.

Down by the boathouse at Scotney Castle, Kent

Garden guide

Garden guides are bursting with helpful info - they know what’s in bloom this week and the treasures you’ll find on the next terrace down, as well as how to get to the tea-room!

A Ranger burning scrub


As a volunteer ranger you'll love the countryside and being out in the fresh air, so you know exactly what our outdoor visitors need. You'll be great at taking care of the wildlife and the stunning landscapes of the Weald, for ever, for everyone.

Produce from our shop at Scotney Castle

Retail volunteer

Everyone likes a bit of retail therapy, don’t they? Retail assistants offer this vital service for all visitors to Scotney. You'll love helping people find just the thing they’re looking for, and helping us achieve our sales targets, so everyone’s happy!

The parkland in the winter sun

Estate guide

Estate guides love the countryside and being out in the fresh air. As a volunteer estate guide, you will be at the very heart of a visitor's day out, guiding them through the diverse and interesting story of the Scotney Castle estate.

A garden volunteer weeding in the quarry at Scotney Castle


If you love gardens as much as we do then you’ll know they need a lot of care and attention. Volunteer gardeners complete practical work to help keep Scotney Castle in peak condition and looking eye catching throughout the year.

Visitor Reception at Scotney Castle

Visitor welcome volunteer

Roll out the red carpet! We need to give a warm welcome, as well as any important information visitors will need to get the most out of their day. As a visitor welcome volunteer, you will be a multi-tasking superstar who can brighten up even the rainiest day!

A selection of papers and documents currently stored in our study

Long term house volunteer

Calling all historic housekeepers! Conservation assistants love taking care of historic items, art and interiors, and keeping buildings looking their best, so that visitors can enjoy them well into the future.

The new house at Scotney Castle, Kent

Premises volunteer

As a premises volunteer, you'll have a vital role to play in helping to preserve, maintain and conserve Scotney Castle and all the estate property. This enhances the visitors experience and enjoyment during their stay, as well as looking after what we've got for future generations.

Volunteer working in car park

Car park volunteer

As a car park volunteer you will provide a warm welcome to all, ensuring that visitors park appropriately and maximise the number of spaces. You will also help visitors to explore and learn more about Scotney Castle & Garden so that they have an enjoyable and memorable visit.