Many local voluntary organisations are in need of volunteers with a range of different skills.  If you have some time to spare, the following organisations would be pleased to hear from you.

If your organisation has an ongoing need for volunteers add your details to this page.  Email info@ryenews.org.uk  If you have a specific job to advertise, you may prefer to use the Submit a Job option.

Lamb House Room Guides (National Trust)

Lamb House is looking for friendly and enthusiastic room guides of all ages and backgrounds! The house and garden are open Fridays through to Tuesdays between March and October, with additional opening for Christmas events. You don’t need to be an expert on the history of Lamb House and Rye, just willing to learn and welcome new people every day. Contact us via lambhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk or pop in to find out more.

Rye News Team: Events Co-ordinator

With more events coming up over the summer months Rye News is looking for someone to join our team to manage the What’s On page.  Ideally, we need someone who is actively involved in Rye and is able to post events and approve events submitted by others.  Training will be given.

We would also welcome volunteers to help us produce weekly online news.  We particularly need people with experience in the following areas: journalism, editing, marketing, web development, photography.  Email info@ryenews.org.uk

Rye Arts Festival

If you would like to become involved with bringing the arts to Rye, the Festival organisers would like to hear from you. Volunteers with a wide range of administrative, creative, marketing or other skills are needed. Rye Arts Festival would be pleased to hear from you – click here to e-mail

Rye Jazz Festival

Although major events have had to be relocated to Bexhilll for Covid/space reasons, Rye Jazz Festival will be bringing back free jazz to our streets over the august Bank Holiday weekend.

We will need marshalls to help on the day.  Anyone with a few hours to spare would be gratefully welcomed.  Email ian@ryejazz.com to sign up.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Whether you are looking to fill a few hours once a month or make a major contribution to the work of the nature reserve, there are many ways to volunteer. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is looking for people with a whole range of skills.  Find out more

Rye Heritage Centre

More volunteers are always needed so if you’d like to help out at the Rye Heritage Centre, please contact the Centre at: heritagecentrerye@gmail.com.

Rye Hospital and The Hub on Rye Hill

Could you spare a morning or afternoon once a week and would like to contribute to your local community?  If so, Rye Hospital and The Hub on Rye Hill are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in the reception of Rye Hospital (mainly afternoons and holiday/sickness cover) and in the café at the Hub on Rye Hill (Monday to Friday).  You are also welcome to help in our ongoing fundraising activities.  For more details please email francesca@ryehospital.org.uk for Rye Hospital and fundraising or visit Rye Hospital website or email admin@hubonryehill.org.uk for the café at Hub on Rye Hill or visit Hub website.

Rye Vaccination Centre at Tilling Green

The Centre is looking for volunteers who can help it work effectively.  There are various voluntary and paid roles: Marshals, Registration and paid Pfizer Vaccinators. The last requires those with some clinical experience. Training and briefing is given for everyone committing to the centre.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD: Any names please to claritychemist@gmail.com or to the REACT or RyePfizer Facebook pages or to 07414 617484 or 07984 930315. There is no fixed commitment. Volunteers can give as much, or as little as they can manage. See article for further information.