Welcome to the Tenterden Volunteer Centre


        Or TVC as we're known

If you want to get straight to it, here's how to get in touch

Tenterden Men's Shed is making excellent progress. They're now officially Tenterden and District Men's Shed 

For more, click on the Tenterden Men's Shed tab on the left or click here to go straight to the Shed's own page. 

Volunteering Opportunities On The Kent and East Sussex Railway


The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a registered charity whose aim is to restore and operate the line from Tenterden to Robertsbridge for public exhibition and education and to preserve it for generations to come.


In 1974 a small band of enthusiastic volunteers succeeded against all odds to reopen part of the line. Today the railway has grown beyond the widest dreams of those early pioneers, with 10.5 miles of track, five historic stations and some 90,000 visitors per year.


The railway is operated almost entirely by some 450 volunteers with a few paid staff to provide some professional leadership. It doesn’t matter if you can help regularly or occasionally, just for a few hours or several days. You don’t need previous experience or be a railway enthusiast as full training is provided. Male or female, young or old – everyone is welcome and there is a role to suit your interest and abilities. You will be helping to give pleasure to some of our thousands of visitors, and feel part of an extended family of volunteers who keep in touch with each other through a newsletter, Facebook and social events. There is a very wide ranger of volunteering posts open, please -     see our video     - and ask for a volunteering booklet which outlines many of those opportunities.

To get in touch about volunteering with the Railway click here 

CARM (Caring across Romney Marsh) is one of our top local charities. If a potential volunteer is interested in the invaluable service of befriending socially isolated and lonely people, they are the service we will signpost to. Their poster (to the right) is for the 24th Jan, but they will be having more events during the year and would love to hear from you. Or you can ask us for more details in the first instance.