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Volunteering at Chartwell

A volunteer room steward welcoming visitors to the house at Chartwell
Volunteer at Chartwell | © National Trust/Arnhel de Serra

Do something amazing with your spare time by volunteering at Winston Churchill's former home, Chartwell, in Kent. There's more to Chartwell than just the house; why not help out the garden team, or welcome visitors to the property?

Volunteer at Chartwell

Joining the team at Chartwell is a great way to meet people, learn new skills and help support this special place. There are a range of volunteering roles on offer, indoors and out, behind-the-scenes and visitor facing. We aim to ensure our opportunities are as flexible as possible as we appreciate that everyone has different needs and commitments.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

Volunteer roles at Chartwell

Our volunteers are an integral part to what we do here at Chartwell. Discover more about the different roles and hear from some of the team about why they volunteer with us.

'I found the team to be very supportive and quickly learnt enough to be confident explaining Chartwell's history to visitors. I feel really lucky to volunteer in such a lovely house with the beautiful unchanged views over the Weald of Kent that Churchill loved so much.'

Robin, Room Steward

Garden volunteer pruning roses at Morden Hall Park, London
Volunteer gardener pruning roses at Chartwell, Kent | © National Trust Images/John Millar

'I volunteer as a gardener every Wednesday, come rain or shine. The social aspect is very important, meeting the same volunteers each week, many of them have become good friends and we always have a good laugh.'

Alastair, Garden Volunteer

Get in touch

We have a wide variety of volunteer positions for you to choose from. Search for volunteer opportunities at Chartwell on the Trust’s volunteering page or get in touch with the team at

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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