Volunteer welcoming a group of visitors to Kenwood House

Get Involved

Every day, hundreds of people up and down the country help us to tell the story of England, and you could be one of them.

Whether it’s helping to plant bulbs in formal gardens, running craft workshops for families or answering questions from curious visitors, there are a huge range of roles available.

 

Why Volunteer

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Ways to Volunteer

  • Volunteer explainer at Kenwood House

    Supporting Our Visitors

    Share your passion and enthusiasm with our visitors by providing a warm and friendly welcome, telling stories and answering questions.

  • Garden volunteers walking with wheelbarrow and tools

    Maintaining Our Gardens

    As a garden volunteer you can immerse yourself in some of the most glorious gardens in England.

  • A volunteer demonstrating fire skills

    Encouraging Learning

    Bring history to life for young people by helping to deliver activities and workshops to school groups or families.

  • Volunteer at Kenwood House

    Behind The Scenes

    Our volunteers are busy behind the scenes in our offices, archives and storerooms in locations across the country.

Scarborough visitor volunteer showing visitor around

Scarborough Castle Visitor Volunteer

Do you love people, history and being in the great outdoors?  Then this may be the role for you.  We are looking for volunteers to join our team to welcome visitors to the magnificent Scarborough Castle where you will help bring the castle to life.

Simon Roe, Site Manager

Find out more

A day in the life of a volunteer

Around 2000 people volunteer at our sites across the country. From gardening to giving guided tours to school parties, the volunteers keep our properties looking beautiful and are always on hand to answer questions. But what exactly does a day at English Heritage look like for our volunteers?

 

Volunteering at Eltham Palace

We join Jo, a Meet and Greet Volunteer at Eltham Palace and Gardens to find out what she gets up to during a typical day, and why she loves to give her time at this stunning Art Deco mansion.

volunteer focus magazine

Twice a year we publish Volunteer Focus, our fantastic magazine for our fantastic volunteers. Read the latest edition and catch up with some back issues.

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