Volunteering at Chawton House is a rewarding and unique experience. “It is a very special place” to quote many of the volunteers and visitors alike.

Volunteer at Chawton House Library

Volunteer at Chawton House Library

We are always looking for people who are interested in volunteering at the ‘Great House’ as it was referred to by Jane Austen. There are several different volunteering opportunities: as Room or Tour Guides, Library Assistants, or Garden Assistants.

Skills and Experience

Personal skills for all volunteering roles:

  • A friendly personality
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Calmness under pressure

Training is given so that all volunteers are aware of Health and Safety issues, particularly in respect of Chawton House.


To find out more, please contact the Volunteer Manager, Ian Beveridge either by email, ian.beveridge@chawtonhouse.org or by telephone 01420 541010

We look forward to hearing from you.