Find the right volunteering role for you

Whatever your interests, motivation or skill sets, we'd love to welcome you to the Scotney team, whether you want to be indoors or outdoors, front-of-house or behind-the-scenes. There are various volunteering roles available at Scotney including the house, garden, estate, castle, and collection. Have a read through the descriptions to see which role appeals to you - or follow the volunteering flow chart at the bottom of the page.

The Dining Room in the new house at Scotney, Kent

Room guide

Based in the mansion house, room guides welcome visitors and answer any questions visitors may have about the house, the Hussey family or the collection (which, incidentally, is the largest National Trust collection in South-East England). They enrich visitors' experience of Scotney, uncover items of our hidden collection and may lead tours and talks around the house.

Volunteering in the National Trust shop

Retail volunteer

Retail volunteers provide a warm welcome for all visitors, answering questions confidently and accurately. They assist with the running of the shop and plant area - re-stocking the displays, pricing items and serving customers.

Catering staff serving visitor

Food & Beverage volunteer

F&B volunteers welcome visitors to the tea-room, serving our signature scone of the month, hot meals and drinks. They support the team in all aspects of their daily duties and also assist in our ice-cream parlour.

Scotney Old Castle reflected in the moat during summer

Castle keeper volunteer

We are looking for people who are happy to get stuck in with various tasks across the property. We will hand you the keys to the castle and unseen areas, it’s up to you to deliver guided tours, sneak peeks or surprises to the visitors around you.

Volunteer clearing giant rhubarb at Scotney Castle, Kent

Gardener volunteer

Garden volunteers help with everyday practical tasks to keep the garden and walled garden looking their best. They assist with projects, share their skills and knowledge, and help to answer visitors questions.

A National Trust volunteer meets people from all walks of life.

Visitor welcome volunteer

Visitor welcome volunteers ensure our visitors enjoy their day by sharing information and answering questions about Scotney. They promote the National Trust and encourage visitors to join as members.

The new house at Scotney Castle, Kent

Facilities volunteer

As a facilities 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.

Find the volunteering role for you at Scotney Castle
Find the volunteering role for you at Scotney Castle
Find the volunteering role for you at Scotney Castle