Volunteer opportunities at Smallhythe Place
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
- Conservation cleaners
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.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Each year, volunteers join us in helping bring to life the places in our care. There are plenty of roles that are rewarding. Find out more about the wide variety of roles on offer and how you can start volunteering.
Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
Find out about the work we do in the winter months to maintain and conserve the museum, house, theatre and garden at Smallhythe, ready for the next season, including costume conservation.
Find out about the Victorian actor Ellen Terry as you browse through the rooms in the house, which have been lovingly turned into a museum packed full of artefacts from her life.
Discover this charming cottage garden surrounding the house, with borders packed full of flowers, an orchard underplanted with bulbs and roses tumbling over the front of the house.
Joanna Lumley follows in some famous footsteps as patron of the Barn Theatre. Discover how her local connections, love of the stage and acting pedigree make her the perfect choice.