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Passionate about local history, culture & community?


The Margate Caves, Dickens House Museum, Margate Museum & Tudor House & RAF Manston History Museum are looking for volunteers for their varied and interesting heritage projects. 


Volunteers are central to the delivery, diversity, and resilience of the Thanet heritage sector. As a volunteer you can work on a range of activities including exhibitions, collections, welcoming and guiding visitors, marketing, and learning.


Our volunteers are integral to making everyone feel welcome. For most of our volunteer roles, you don't require any special experience, qualifications, or skills; as long as you're enthusiastic and passionate, we'd love to have you on the team!


Whether you are employed, at college, undertaking a Duke of Edinburgh Award, are retired, about to be retired or unemployed there are a range of flexible volunteering opportunities that provide something for everyone, both volunteering on site or from home, novice, or expert. 

Where possible we match the time commitment needed to your availability. This could be a couple of hours, ½ or a full day a week or month, seasonal or short term for a specific project. Opportunities are available every day of the week.


We provide training where needed, and all volunteers are covered by insurance on site. All volunteers receive an induction.


The projects are heritage sites and some are in listed buildings and, as such, are not all fully DDA compliant. Please see individual project websites to find out more.

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A wide range of roles are available across  our heritage sites! As a volunteer you can:


  • Welcome visitors

  • Catalogue and archive collections 

  • Support events & exhibitions

  • Research funding opportunities

  • Promote projects on social media

  • Be a cave guide

  • Be a museum guide

  • Serve customers in a shop or café

  • Support education activities

  • Help to take care of gardens.

  • Meet new people

  • Be part of a friendly team

  • Learn new or share existing skills

  • Gain work related experience in the heritage sector

  • Enhance your CV

  • Receive training and support

  • Indulge in your passion

  • Spend time behind the scenes

  • Engage with your local heritage

  • Increase your wellbeing.

  • Invitations to social events!

You can apply for all these roles through this site - all the information on how to do that is on our How to Apply page.

Equality Statement 

We recognise that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the organisation, its employees, and volunteers to utilise the skills of the total workforce. It is the aim of the organisation to ensure that no employee, volunteer, or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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