Volunteer Vacancies – Enhancing Visitor Experiences

Do you have a love for history or gardens, a gift for storytelling, and a knack for connecting with people?

The Almonry, a heritage building, and its neighbour, the fascinating Battle Town Museum, need volunteers like you to welcome our visitors to Battle and bring our heritage building and 125 million years of Battle’s rich history to life. The beautiful walled gardens are also a point of interest, so we are also seeking people with an interest in gardens – expert or amateur – everyone is welcome to join the team.

“Our primary goal is straightforward: to facilitate the enjoyment of Battle and its wealth of historical and modern attractions for as many individuals as we can.” Our dedicated volunteers serve as the welcoming ambassadors of our charming town. They are often the very first individuals who greet our visitors, extending a warm reception and offering valuable insights. As a volunteer, you will yourself embark on a journey of discovery, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of our town and engaging with a diverse array of individuals. Each day promises unique experiences!

Responsibilities – what will you do?

  • Extend a heartfelt welcome to all visitors, encouraging them to explore our building, Battle Museum and the town, by offering directions and distributing maps, brochures and other promotional materials to help tourists navigate the area and learn about its offerings.
  • Unveil the history of the Almonry building and share intriguing titbits of local history, highlighting captivating facts and delightful surprises.
  • Answer questions from visitors, based on their interests and needs.
  • Offer insights into the local culture, history, and Sussex traditions, as well as provide details about the museum, Battle Abbey and local heritage walks.
  • Share information about upcoming events, festivals, and special happenings in the area.
  • Offer a selection of local souvenirs, gifts, and merchandise for purchase.


Volunteering can be a highly rewarding experience, offering personal, professional, and community benefits. Our volunteers know they are making a positive impact on Battle’s visitors and in the community, all the while gaining valuable skills and connections. Our volunteers have specifically found they have experienced the following benefits:

  • Skill Development: “Volunteering at the Almonry has given me an opportunity to develop and enhance various skills, such as communication, problem-solving, customer service, and language skills.”
  • Community Engagement: “It’s a way to give back to the local area and make a positive impact.”
  • Resume Building: “Anyone looking to pursue a career in tourism, hospitality, or customer service should definitely sign up.”
  • Personal Satisfaction: “Knowing that I may have played a role in someone’s enjoyable and successful trip to our town, is very rewarding.”
  • Learning Opportunities: “I’ve learnt so much as a new resident to Battle, about local tourist attractions, historical sites, and town events, its been so useful.”
  • Personal Growth: “My self-confidence has grown it my role has provided lots of conversation points socially.”

The Tourist Information Point is open year round from Monday to Saturday, 11am-2pm. Battle Museum of Local History is open from April to October, 10am-4:30pm.

Please call +44(0)1424 772210 for an informal conversation or email enquiries@battletowncouncil.gov.uk to express your interest in becoming a volunteer.