Volunteer

From helping our Gardening team with classical horticulture to working with local schools, or conducting tours of the House, there are many ways you can get involved with the life of the estate.

Our loyal volunteers help to keep the house and garden open and beautiful for everyone to enjoy

  • Learn new skills
  • Get to know one of London’s loveliest gardens
  • Help us to preserve the historic villa
  • Be part of a diverse and dynamic team

What we offer you

Join a team of 150 experienced volunteers who support us in a range of roles across the House and Gardens

  • Help us restore the gardens to their 18th and 19th century glories
  • Learn about the English Landscape Movement, botany & conservation
  • Discover more about the history and future of your local community
  • Meet new friends and discover a shared purpose

Hear more about the benefits of volunteering from our team in the videos below.

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Goosefoot Volunteers

‘Goosefoots’ help with a range of conservation tasks including coppicing;
dead hedging and clearing brambles.

You don’t need special knowledge to help us. We need people who are keen to help, with the commitment to be here, rain or shine to help us maintain these wonderful gardens, birthplace of the English Landscape Movement.

We currently have vacancies for our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions which take place from 9.30am to 1pm

Kitchen Gardeners

Help us grow food and maintain the Kitchen Garden, which is the oldest part of the Estate.

The Kitchen Garden is also the hub of our education programme. We welcome primary schools, secondary schools and SEN students, who learn new skills and spend time outdoors, working the ground and learning about the seasons.

We currently have no vacancies for Kitchen Garden volunteers but if you would like to support our educational objectives we would love to hear from you.

Chiswick House Volunteers 2019 Season

We need friendly and enthusiastic people to volunteer to help our thousands of visitors better understand and enjoy their experience of Chiswick House.   As a House volunteer you will train to be both a Room Explainer and a Front of House assistant, able to help us in both areas depending on day to day requirements.   Room explainers will be based on the first floor to share the story of Chiswick House, talk about highlights of the collection and be a watchful presence monitoring the collection.   Front of House will be based in the house shop where you will be the first point of contact to warmly welcome visitors when they arrive; processing admissions and sales, and promoting the wide range of activities and facilities available

Chiswick House is open to the public 4 days a week from April 1 to October 31.  We are looking for help during the following days and opening times:

• Monday           11.00 to 15.00
• Wednesday    11.00 to 15.00
• Saturday         11.00 to 16.00
• Sunday            11.00 to 16.00

For further details and to register your interest, please contact Tatiana on chiswickhouse@chgt.org.uk

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Chiswick House and Gardens
Burlington Lane, Chiswick,
London W4 2RP

info@chgt.org.uk
+44 (0)20 3141 3350

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