Fort Amherst is staffed principally by volunteers and there are many opportunities to use your skills in a number of different areas. 

The Fort has over 20 acres of land; half of this has been restored and maintained.  Maintaining this land is a continuous job that requires a dedicated team of volunteers with an interest in working outside clearing vegetation, restoring brickwork, general maintenance, and generally keeping the site as tidy as possible. As well as this we have 10 acres of unrestored land which needs to be cared for with a longer term plan to fully restore it in the future. 

volunteerWe also have a busy Café at Fort Amherst and are always looking for volunteers to work in the kitchen and also serving customers.  There are also often opportunities to work in our office and become involved in the administration of the wide range of events that take place at the Fort. Finally, there are a number of opportunities to volunteer to staff some of our many events, either working as a guide or marshal, or in general event support.  Appropriate training will be provided.

By joining Fort Amherst as a volunteer you have the opportunity to become involved in an historically important project to recognise Chatham’s Military and Maritime history as we look to achieve World Heritage Site status.

Please see our Human Resources page for current vacancies and job role descriptions.

If you are looking for specific University/school/work experience, Fort Amherst may be able to help you.  If you feel you have something to offer us please do not hesitate to use our enquiry form

For our Volunteer FAQs please click here, and for our Volunteer Charter please click here.