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.
‘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 session which takes place from 9.30am to 1pm.
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. Please check back in the Spring of 2020.
Chiswick House Volunteers 2020 Season
We need friendly and enthusiastic people to join us as volunteers to help our thousands of visitors better understand and enjoy their experience of Chiswick House.
As a House volunteer you will train to be a Room Explainer or a Front of House Assistant, able to help us in these 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 ground floor where you will be the first point of contact to warmly welcome visitors when they arrive; if you have retail experience you may be asked to help at the till to process admissions and sales, and promote the wide range of activities and facilities available.
We are also looking for Tour Guides to help deliver our guided tours of Chiswick House. Free public tours last for one hour and run once on weekdays (12pm) and twice at weekends (12pm & 2.30pm). Private guided tour bookings can take place on any day throughout the year.
Chiswick House is open to the public 4 days a week from 1st April to 1st November 2020. We are looking for help on the following days and opening times:
- Monday & Wednesday 11.00 to 15.00
- Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00 to 16.00
For further details and to register your interest, please contact Tatiana by emailing email@example.com, or call 020 3141 3352.
We will be hosting an open afternoon for prospective volunteers to meet some of our existing volunteers and learn more about the roles on offer on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 2pm. For full information about the open afternoon, please RSVP to Tatiana.
We do offer occasional work experience placements but cannot guarantee availability; please contact us with further details of your request.