Volunteering

Why volunteer?

  • to help others
  • to have fun
  • to make new friends
  • to make a positive contribution to your local community
  • to develop existing skills or learn new ones
  • to support a cause you care about
  • to put spare time to good use

How can volunteering help you?

  • gain work experience
  • update your CV
  • get an up-to-date reference
  • unemployed or wanting to return to work? Use volunteering as a stepping stone into paid employment

Volunteering at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park

The friendly volunteering team at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park are looking for new recruits to help improve the area for wildlife and people. They meet every Thursday and on one weekend day a month, tasks start at 10:00 am and finish at 3:00pm, but any time you can give will be hugely appreciated. All tools and training will be provided so no need to be a Gardening or DIY expert. Volunteer tasks help to maintain the varied habitats within the park from the wetlands, to the meadows and the ancient woodland. No experience is necessary, just turn up in appropriate clothes (walking boots and waterproofs) and the team will provide the rest, including plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits

If you are interested in joining the volunteer program or would like to find out more please visit our Grosvenor and Hilbert Park page. Training opportunities are also available for any volunteers who want to learn more, from basic first aid to strimmer use. Furthermore, for those volunteers who like to travel by public transport, the Park is conveniently close to High Brooms station and the Hilbert Road bus stop.

Volunteering with Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery

Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of the team.

Volunteer roles are varied and range from working with the collections, visitor experience, events and even getting involved in the Tunbridge Wells Cultural & Learning Hub project as an ambassador.

For more information visit the Museum & Art Gallery website or fill out an application form.

Volunteering with Kent High Weald Partnership

The Kent High Weald Partnership manage local nature reserves on behalf of the council. Weekly conservation volunteer tasks are available in High Brooms, St James, Sherwood, Showfields, Southborough and Hawkenbury, as well as Matfield and Cranbrook. All tools, training and tea are provided and everyone is welcome. If you would like more information please contact us on 01580 212972 or check out the task calendar on the Kent High Weald Partnership website.

Volunteer Centre: IMAGO

The Volunteer Centre in Tunbridge Wells can help you find out more about volunteering opportunities in the Borough. They can identify the type of volunteering that would best suit you and find the right opportunity to match your time and availability. They can help access any training you may need, help you to make the most of your volunteering experience and enable you to share your experience with other volunteers.

Contact information:

Volunteer Centre: IMAGO (formerly Voluntary Action Within Kent)
17 -19 Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1LS

Tel: 01892 530330
Website: www.imago.community/Volunteering

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