HRGS welcome both volunteers and members.

You do not have to be a member to volunteer or be a volunteer to be a member.

HRGS in November 2019 won the Kent Volunteering 2019 Award for being ‘Top Club and Society Volunteer Team – Swale’, More information can be found on the Kent Volunteering Awards website.


Membership period – runs from 1st March to 28th February, when it becomes due for renewal. Any new members joining after this date will be charged on a pro rata basis.

Family membership – (up to 2 adults and children up to the age of 16, living at the same address).

Individual membership is from £10 per annum and family membership is £25 per annum.

Membership Benefits

  • receive our monthly magazine “The Archive”;
  • entrance to our regular history talks;
  • access to HRGS library and records.

Download a Membership Form.



Why Volunteer:

  • You’ll meet new people
  • You’ll be part of a friendly team
  • It’s a chance to learn new skills
  • You can gain valuable work-related experience
  • You’ll receive training and support
  • It’s a chance to really indulge your passion
  • You can make a difference to local heritage

Volunteering Opportunities:

There are a number of opportunities from customer facing to research to general help.

Give as much time as you wish,be it hours, days or longer. Very little helps.

For more information see our volunteer page.