Volunteering In Swale

Volunteers create a warm welcome and an engaging experience for visitors to Swale and play a truly valued role at many of our destination attractions. This is acknowledged each year at the Volunteer Swale Awards and nominations are always encouraged from visitors who have received good service and had their visit enhanced by one of the many volunteer run community attractions.

Now is the time to recognise and celebrate these amazing people who help keep our communities and local attractions alive.


The Volunteer Swale Awards 2020 opens for nominations on Friday 4th October 2019 to Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Do you know an individual or team who give up their time to help others? Why not nominate them for a Volunteer Swale Award? The Volunteer Swale Awards is entering its sixth year and is the ideal opportunity to reward the hard work of these dedicated people. All those nominated are congratulated with a Certificate and a pin badge. Those who are shortlisted will be invited to an awards ceremony which will be hosted at The Barnyard, Upchurch, on Friday 13th March 2020.

If you are looking for that volunteering opportunity or seeking to explore one of our hidden gems here is a selection of attractions as featured on Visit Swale where volunteering can provide you a rewarding experience:

Heritage Attractions

Bringing the heritage of Swale to life, the volunteers at at our attractions are the unsung heroes who provide a tailored and unique experience to each visitor. Many of our local destination attractions would simply not exist were it not for the dedication and passion of our Volunteers.  To find out more about our our Heritage and Historic attractions, click here.

Discover more of what Swale has to offer with its diverse and fascinating heritage attractions and how to get involved through our Historic Swale.

Theatres & Entertainment

To find out what's on at these wonderful theatres and attractions, visit our What's On page.

Parks and Open Spaces

Sports - Getting Healthy & Active

Did you know thousands of volunteer hours per year are given by residents in Swale to deliver services?

Other voluntary organisations and opportunities to volunteer are promoted and assisted by Swale CVS, to find out more go to their website.