Volunteer at Kew
Volunteers at Kew provide support for projects taking place at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. They 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 opportunities.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities in Kew's iconic Herbarium. Perfect for people with a passion for plants and conservation.
If you have a passion for plants and conservation and enjoy getting your hands dirty, join our thriving community of 150 horticultural volunteers.
Help us maintain the gardens at Wakehurst by becoming a horticultural volunteer.
Our thriving community of 120 knowledgeable volunteer guides enhance the visitor experience by providing a wealth of interesting information, interpretation and orientation for visitors.
Wakehurst runs a busy and successful learning programme for young people from nursery to sixth form. Join our team of committed volunteers and help Kew inspire young people with a passion for plants and the natural world.
Kew would like to invite you to volunteer and join our Schools and Families programme. Share your passion and help Kew inspire young people with the power of plants.
This volunteering opportunity is ideal for people with an interest in plants and a passion for horticulture. Kew shop volunteers enjoy meeting people and thrive in a customer-focused environment.
Garden walks led by volunteers have taken place at Wakehurst for nearly 20 years. Our community of knowledgeable volunteer guides enhance the visitor experience by providing a wealth of interesting information, interpretation and orientation for visitors.