Developing new skills for work

Share your time in exchange for skills, mentoring and rewarding projects.
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Volunteer opportunities in St Margaret’s Bay

We match volunteer and apprentice roles to 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.


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.

Apprenticeships in Horticulture

We offer apprenticeships in horticulture that help to give people a new start in life through a mix of practical experience and paid-for studies. I spoke to two apprentices, past and present, to find out how they’ve benefited from their time here.

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

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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