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Volunteer at Emmetts Garden

An image of some National Trust volunteers planting some young trees in an area of lawn at Emmetts Garden in Kent
Become a volunteer at Emmetts Garden in Kent | © National Trust Images/Chris Jonas

Volunteers are integral to our work here at Emmetts Garden and new opportunities to get involved open up all the time. Find out how to join the team and discover what you could expect to be doing while helping us.

What’s it like volunteering here?

We have a great team of volunteers. Some have been with us for a while and others have just started. They are a friendly and welcoming bunch of people who share common interests and a passion for the work we do.

Over recent years the garden has been restored and transformed, opening up views, restoring water features and cutting back many of the historic trees and shrubs to help them live for many years to come. The volunteer team has been vitally important to this garden restoration project.

‘One of the things I really enjoy about working at Emmetts is the friendly atmosphere. The garden team provide expert advice and direction and adapt tasks to what we feel confident we are able to do.’

Rob – Garden volunteer

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.

Get in touch about volunteering at Emmetts Garden

Follow the link below to find out about our current opportunities. Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience. If you have questions about how you can get involved or what it entails, please contact the team on

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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