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Volunteer opportunities in St Margaret’s Bay

We match volunteer roles to the group and the individual, so it depends on your skills, interests and what you’d like to achieve. Whoever you are, whatever your level of experience, we’d love to hear from you.

We provide

  • Travel expenses
  • A free lunch per 7hr day
  • Training to carry out tasks successfully
  • Health and safety gear
  • Mentoring
  • A reference
  • Help with your CV

How to start volunteering with us


As a small, close-knit team, we are excited to welcome volunteers from all professional back-grounds, bringing diversity and wide-ranging skills and perspectives to our organisation. 

If you have a creative idea that you would like to share with us, we are always happy to listen! 

Previous volunteering opportunities have included: 

Storytelling, museum curation, guided walks and guided tours around our estate, horticulture and food growing, marketing and social media, getting involved in learning about sustainable environmental projects, foraging, coastal protection, sustainable building from recyclable materials, outdoor learning, administrative assistance, creative arts and health and wellbeing initiatives, green gym and outdoor pursuits. 

We hold a gardening volunteer day every Thursday. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us!

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (2019) Time Well Spent A National Survey on the Volunteer Experience Accessed 29 May 2019

Get started

You can volunteer if you are over the age of 16. You can come in and see us by making an appointment, send us a message through Facebook or Twitter to register your interest, email us at or come along to one of our volunteering events. Tell us what you are interested in and if you like, send us a CV summarising your experience. We would then call or email you to arrange a discussion and match your interests to a volunteering role. We also hold Volunteer With Us information events so look out for these on our website

What do I need?

Just bring your enthusiasm and muck in! Some of the work may be physically demanding and you will need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to work at some locations.

Get in touch

If your interested please get in touch by giving us a call on 01304 851 737 or by filling out the form below. We can arrange a convenient time with you for an informal chat, a cup of tea and a walk around the estate.

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Volunteer gallery

Volunteer profile – Jackie Redwood

Jackie - Garden VolunteerHi, I am Jacky Redwood and have been volunteering at the Bay Trust since May this Year. I have recently taken a career break from the telecom industry after many years, and while I am enjoying my free time to do all the leisure activities I never had time to do, I also wanted to volunteer within my local community to give something back. The Bay Trust with it’s Environmental, Health and Wellbeing, values appealed to me. So it’s been a win-win for all concerned. I now volunteer for a few hours a week and get to work in the beautiful and calming Pines Gardens. In return, the charity can utilise my transferable skills, which also provides me with a tremendous amount of satisfaction. I feel valued and work with a lovely bunch of people, and I would strongly recommend volunteering with the charity in whatever spare time you have to offer.

What our volunteers are up to

Helping people in East Kent gain skills for work

In partnership with...

Rural Kent

Provide information, guidance and support to help people in rural communities identify and address local needs.

Dover Job Centre

Finding work for local people. Providing training opportunities that improve skills, qualifications and confidence.

East Kent College

Partnered with East Kent College and providing apprenticeships and work experience for people of all ages on several courses.

The IiV standard

The IiV standard shows that we benchmark our activities to provide a credible experience