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Volunteer at Chawton House Library

Volunteer at Chawton House Library

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.

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. All volunteers to Chawton House receive tea and coffee for a half day’s volunteering, or lunch for a full day’s volunteering. They are provided with a Volunteer’s Handbook, given training in our procedures and asked to sign a Collections Volunteering Agreement.


To find out more, please contact the Volunteer Manager, Ian Beveridge either by email, or by telephone 01420 541010

We look forward to hearing from you.