Volunteers play a major role in helping to make the Betteshanger Project a success.

Do you love learning new skills? Could you help inspire people to live more healthy and active lifestyles? Do you enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends? If you can answer yes, becoming a Betteshanger volunteer could be just what you’re looking for.

Volunteering at Betteshanger allows you to explore your interests and expand your horizons. Possibilities for volunteering are vast, ranging from activities, heritage, events or visitor services through to practical site maintenance. Our roles are purely voluntary and form a vital part of the visitor experience. Volunteers provide a constant presence around the Park and a reassuring, friendly face that helps our guests make the most of their visit.

As the transformation of the Park gathers pace, you’ll be part of a dedicated team, working to create, plan, deliver and support many activities across the Park. You’ll help us care for our Park and preserve our heritage, building a brighter, bigger and better Betteshanger for all to enjoy.

Get involved 

Whatever your interests, whenever you can commit the time, we hope to find a volunteer role to suit you at Betteshanger.

From cycling and sports to crafts, if you’re friendly, energetic and creative, you will fit right in.

Environmental Conservation
Help the park become the ideal place for flora and fauna to flourish. You’ll need bags of enthusiasm for spending time outdoors.

If films, festivals and family days are your thing, our events team is the place for you. 

Kent Mining Museum & Heritage
Through conservation, collecting oral histories or by becoming a guide you’ll help uncover and preserve our local heritage.

Visitor Services & Park Guides
Be part of our welcome team. Learn about all aspects of the project and help our visitors get the most from their time at Betteshanger.

What’s in it for you?

If you’re going to dedicate your time to us, you’re bound to want to know what you’ll get in return. We guarantee you will:

  • become an important part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • get outdoors in the glorious Kent countryside
  • develop new skills
  • learn about the history of Betteshanger and enjoy sharing it with our visitors
  • meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
  • get satisfaction from seeing people enjoy the Park.

“I retired three years ago and I’ve found that since I started volunteering at Betteshanger I have been less lethargic, more able to communicate and it has brought me a new lease of life. I also get to meet lots of new, exciting people. Betteshanger is a wonderful venture and I’m proud to be part of the project as it grows”. Pauline Sadowitzski, Visitor Services Volunteer.



If you would like to be a part of our volunteer programme then please register your interest by completing the form below and a member of the Betteshanger team will be in contact.