Volunteer at Kew
Volunteers are a vital and integral part of Kew and support the organisation by assisting staff in their work. Our volunteers bring a range of diverse talents and skills to various departments.
Kew has a record of working with volunteers since 1992 and there are currently over 550 volunteers generously donating usually a day or half-day per week of their time and talent to Kew’s mission. This page lists our volunteering roles.
Recruitment procedure for volunteer roles
Recruitment for volunteer roles is carried out when a number of placements become available. There is no set recruitment period during the year.
We aim to find the right placement for each volunteer and to provide opportunities for a diverse range of people. We do we recruit on a first come first served basis. We also endeavour to place volunteers according to their preferences.
During recruitment drives application forms held on file are matched to the vacancy and those applicants whose availability and interests most closely match will be invited to Kew for an informal discussion. The purpose of the discussion is to explain volunteering opportunities in more detail and to find out more about why applicants would like to volunteer.