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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


Work in the grounds on buildings and maintenance duties as well as food growing and gardening. Office skills include admin, IT and creative skills in social media and online communications.

Get started

Volunteering is open to anyone over the age of 16. Working with us is perfect for anyone interested in sustainable living. Sending us a CV is a good start, although these rarely give us the full picture of where to place people.

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.

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.

The Island Partnership

A local charity addressing high unemployment and the low levels of skills and qualifications in Sheerness.

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.

Volunteer Enquiries

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