Garden Volunteers

Part time/ full time: Part time

The role 
We are now seeking enthusiastic volunteers to lend a hand in our amazing Gardens.  You don't have to be an expert gardener, but you will need to be prepared to get your hands dirty!  We have over 30 acres of gardens, from formal flowers to wild woodland, we grow vegetables, herbs and fruit and have moats, ponds, topiary and a sunken garden and we're always seeking willing hands to help keep it all looking spic and span for our visitors to enjoy.  

Only suitable for applicants over the age of 18.

For more information, please see the Volunteer Gardeners Page

To apply for this role, please email us at


Live as a Tudor

Our Tudor re-creation events are some of our biggest throughout the year! Hundreds of people walk through Kentwell's gates ready to take a leap back in time to experience Kentwell in all it's glory.

We recruit in January for volunteers to take part in our summer season events. If you would like to apply to be part of Kentwell's events — either as a Tudor or helping behind the scenes — write at any time to:
Live as a Tudor
Kentwell Hall
Long Melford
Suffolk CO10 9BA

Please make sure you enclose an A5 stamped, self-addressed envelope so we can forward more information to you in January.

House events

Hall & garden events

Kentwell is recruiting volunteers to assist in the gardens and grounds, front of house positions and special events programme — it's a great opportunity to learn new skills and be part of the Kentwell team.

To volunteer in the gardens, please email  For more information, please see the Volunteer Gardeners Page

For other positions, please apply by email to Mrs Phillips at


Scaresville scream team volunteers

Scaresville is one of our most successful and popular events! Dare to scare or help out behind the scenes with tech, wardrobe and make up.

A minimum of three nights plus two training days/evenings beforehand is required. Over 18, responsible people only for a demanding, but stimulating opportunity. We're sure you will have a devilish time!

Please register your interest on our Scaresville website.

ScaresVilleThe haunted village

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