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 240 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. Please note, at present we are only able to support volunteers who are aged 17+.


The Gardening 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 wider landscape gardens.

The Gardening 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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Ranger Team

We are looking for outgoing, confident individuals to join our team of Rangers. Our Rangers provide an important public presence in the Gardens, and assist with hands-on maintenance and DIY projects around the grounds.

The Ranger role covers two main areas: patrolling the grounds to ensure there is a helpful presence for the public, and assisting with maintaining the general site. It is a physical job, and it is ideally suited to someone who is proactive and willing to get involved in a range of projects and odd jobs onsite.

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How else can you support Chiswick House and Gardens?

Become a Member

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