Volunteer


Give the gift of your time, skills and dedication

Volunteers are an essential part of our team, working with our gardeners, front-of-house and office-based staff.

Our loyal team of 150 experienced volunteers help to keep the House and Garden open and beautiful for everyone to enjoy. They get to:

  • 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

We need support across a range of roles across the House and Gardens. You could:

  • help us restore the gardens to their 18th and 19th-century glories
  • learn new skills in our working community Kitchen Garden
  • discover more about the history and future of your local community
  • meet new friends and discover a shared purpose

Read on to find out more about the different roles we have available and our current vacancies.

Gardening

The Goosefoot and Kitchen Garden Volunteer role is all about mucking in and being hands on, engaging with gardening tasks from weeding and watering in our Kitchen Garden to rose pruning and coppicing in the gardens.

Goosefoots and Kitchen Garden Volunteers at Chiswick House and Gardens form the team that provide support to our gardeners to help maintain the landscape that will engage and inspire our visitors. This role is all about delivering wonderful days out and making visitors want to return.

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Visitor Welcome Team

The Visitor Welcome Volunteer role is all about people and helping visitors to get the most from their visit. It also helps with the security and safety of the House and the collection. Visitor Welcome Volunteers at Chiswick House and Gardens form the team that provides the welcome by engaging and inspiring our visitors.

Whether it’s helping give out directions, information or just answering a question, this role is all about delivering wonderful days out and giving visitors the opportunity to come away from their visit having discovered something new.

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Retail Team

The Retail Volunteer role is all about sharing our seasonal produce with our visitors – engaging people with the fruit, vegetables and flowers and encouraging them to buy and make a difference.

You will be preparing the cart for the day, displaying the produce, and selling through the easy to use online till system. You may, at times, assist in our new Shop, promoting locally produced products ranging from art to honey from our own Chiswick House and Gardens bees.

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How else can you support Chiswick House and Gardens?

Become a Patron

Help us safeguard Chiswick House and Gardens for future generations by becoming a patron today.

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Become a Member

Become a member of Chiswick House and Gardens to help us protect our beautiful and historic home and grounds.

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