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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 10am and finish at 3pm, 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 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.

Kent Volunteer Partnership

On the Kent Volunteers website you can search volunteer opportunities across Kent, register your interest in volunteering opportunities that interest you and choose to allow organisations who want volunteers to contact you.

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

Tel: 01892 530330

Volunteering with Involve Kent

Involve Kent are a charity established in 1975 to develop communities. They work to improve health and empower people in the community. They tackle the root causes of ill health, which can include isolation, loneliness and frailty. As they continue to grow and expand their services, they are looking for friendly volunteers to help befriend clients and take part in fun activities, such as coffee mornings, lunch clubs and day trips. All roles are flexible and travel costs and any refreshments/food will be expensed.

You can browse their roles on the Involve Kent website, and to find out more email, or call 03000 810005.