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Volunteer opportunities at Smallhythe Place

A volunteer cleans a bookshelf in the house at Tyntesfield in North Somerset
A volunteer dusts a shelf to help preserve old books | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Volunteers play a vital role at Smallhythe Place and are involved in a range of activities including welcoming visitors, nature conservation, events assistance, and education. Read more about how to become a volunteer.

Volunteer at Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe Place thrives through the work of volunteers who help to preserve this historic home and collection.

The National Trust appreciates the incredible work of volunteers and is always searching for help with the maintenance and conservation of this special place in Kent, whether inside its museum, outside in the cottage garden or at The Barn Theatre.

Ways to volunteer

The opportunity to become part of the friendly and welcoming team at Smallhythe Place, near Tenterden, is available through a variety of volunteering roles including:

  • Room guides
  • The Barn Theatre stewards
  • Garden guides
  • Gardeners
  • Conservation cleaners
The stage and audience chairs at the 17th-century Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place in Kent
The stage at the 17th-century Barn Theatre | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

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 Smallhythe Place

To find out about volunteering opportunities at Smallhythe Place, email or call 01580 762334.

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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