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Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Chiswick House was built in 1729 and is one of Georgian Britain’s keynote architectural statements. Designed by its owner Richard Boyle (Lord Burlington) in collaboration with the multi-talented designer William Kent, the house was conceived as an aesthetic manifesto, gallery and place for entertaining. The collection includes superb examples of painting, furniture and sculpture.

The Gardens are open to the public 365 days of the year from dawn until dusk. Our volunteer Rangers play a vital role in enabling us to keep the Gardens open and safe for everyone, every day.

We are looking for outgoing, confident individuals to join our team of Rangers. Our Rangers provide an important public presence in the Gardens and assist with hands-on maintenance and DIY projects around the grounds. They are an integral part of the team that ensures the smooth day-to-day running of the site.

Time commitment

For now Rangers operate Monday-Saturday, and ideally you will be able to volunteer for one shift one day a week. There are two shifts a day:
• Morning shift: 09:00 – 12:30
• Afternoon shift: 12:30 – 16:00
However, there is a degree of flexibility here, shift times are not overly rigid and arrangements can be made. We are looking for people who are reliable and able to commit to the same shift every week, with of course exceptions for planned holidays or illness.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
You will be given a radio that has been sanitized; ditto golf buggy and you will have spare disposable gloves and handwipes; when patrolling Rangers will keep their distance from people and stay on the paths; they will only collect litter with the litter stick provided, not by hand.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.