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Volunteering at Quebec House

A volunteer removes dust from the panelling in the Linenfold Parlour at Sutton House using a hogs' hair brush and vacuum.
Conservation volunteer dusting | © National Trust Images/Lydia Evans

Volunteers are the cornerstone of Quebec House, allowing us to display this little house of treasures for all of our visitors to enjoy and learn from. We're looking for special people to join this special place. Could you be one of them?

Ways you can volunteer at Quebec House

If you've got a few hours or even a day to spare and are interested in volunteering with us, then why not get in touch? You'll meet people from all walks of life here and be part of our friendly team of volunteers.

There is a wide variety of volunteer roles at Quebec House:

  • Room guide – passionate about family stories, art and interiors, our weekend room guides love making people feel at home.
  • Tour guide – bring the stories of Quebec House alive by leading our intimate tour that tells of the childhood home of the man who became a hero.
  • Cook – using Mrs Wolfe's recipe book, help bring James Wolfe's childhood to life in our Georgian kitchen.
  • Piano Player – the 1788 Broadwood square piano is an important collection item and delights visitors when played, particularly during our special events.
  • Coach House volunteer – give a warm welcome to all our visitors and help ensure our second-hand bookshop is always looking its best.
  • Conservation volunteer – help keep the show rooms and their contents spick and span for visitors, and look after them so they can continue to be enjoyed by everyone in the future.

‘We have a small regular conservation team here at Quebec House, so it’s nice that we all get to know each other quite well, as well as building a pretty in-depth knowledge of the house collection and how to take care of it - which is exactly what I was hoping for when I volunteered for this role. We take a real pride in ensuring Quebec always looks its best so that our tour guides and room stewards can show it off to visitors.’

- Alison, Conservation 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.

A volunteer talking to two visitors inside
A tour guide shows visitors around | © National Trust/James Dobson

‘A few years ago, I decided that I’d have a go at becoming a Tour Guide, so I take a group of up to a dozen around the house on weekdays. This gives you the chance of telling more about the house and James than if you were just in one room. Through volunteering I’ve met some lovely people, both visitors and other volunteers. I wouldn’t do it unless I enjoyed it and for anyone with time on their hand, it’s something that I’d thoroughly recommend.’

- Peter, Volunteer room guide

Get in touch about volunteering at Quebec House

If you're ready to get involved, follow the link below and search all our volunteer roles by typing ‘Quebec House, Westerham', in the 'Enter a Location' box.

The National Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes all applications for volunteer roles.

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