Join in

Come and support the team at Arlington by volunteering with us.

Come and support the team at Arlington by volunteering with us.

Help us tell our story

We're always looking for new volunteers to help bring the property to life for our visitors. There are many ways to join in, from room guiding in the House and Carriage Museum to helping with children's activities.

If you're interested in meeting new people or learning new skills, why not take a look at our current opportunities below.  

New season volunteering opportunities

Room guide

Room guides help all of our visitors understand more about Arlington. 

Do you enjoy meeting new people and sharing fantastic stories?  Then volunteering as a room guide in the House or at our acclaimed Carriage Museum may be just for you.

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Education ranger

Wild play days at Arlington. 

Do you love getting out and about and exploring the great outdoors?  Help the rangers deliver outdoor play activities including bug hunting, pond dipping and den building during the school holidays.

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Ranger

There are over 200 volunteers across the Peak District Estate © National Trust

Do you enjoy working in the great outdoors?  Why not help the rangers conserve our beautiful estate and ensure all visitors enjoy a great outdoor experience?

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Gardener

There are over 200 volunteers across the Peak District Estate © National Trust

If you're green-fingered you may be interested in helping our gardeners with the upkeep and development of the walled garden, the Victorian garden and surrounding grounds.

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Outdoors administrative assistant

There are over 200 volunteers across the Peak District Estate © National Trust

If you have administrative experience and enjoy working in a busy yet fun enviroment this role may be right up your street. Please note this role will start in April 2014. 

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Social and digital media assistant

Screen shot of the new National Trust website - Jan 2012 © National Trust

Do you enjoy working online with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter?  Would you like to gain experience creating website content? This role is a great opportunity for anyone looking to develop skills in this area. 

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Raffle ticket seller

Screen shot of the new National Trust website - Jan 2012 © National Trust

Are you interested in putting your sales skills to good use? This role could be just for you. The proceeds from the raffle support Arlington in a variety of ways; as a ticket seller, you will contribute to one of our main fundraising activities.

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Tea-room assistant

Screen shot of the new National Trust website - Jan 2012 © Nationaltrustimages

Do you have experience in customer relations and enjoy working as part of a team in a busy environment? Our tea-room could be just the place for you.

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Contact us

The greek-revival front of Arlington dominates the landscape.

If you're interested in volunteering at Arlington or would like more information, please call 01271 850296 or email us.

Help us with fundraising

Winter sunset in the Victorian garden showcasing Arlington’s conservatory

Winter sunset in the Victorian garden showcasing Arlington’s conservatory

For the last few years we've been fundraising for the construction of a new conservatory in the Victorian garden. The previous conservatory had become too dangerous for people to enter.  It was also an opportunity to enhance the theme of the garden by commissioning a Victorian-style building.

Money was raised through private donations and raffle ticket sales. At the start of this year the central body of the new conservatory was completed.  An array of exotic plants were planted inside and it's now open for all of our visitors to enjoy. 

However we're still raising funds for the construction of the two side wings of the building.  The addition of these to the central structure will allow for more varied and unusual planting.  It will also make the building complete again, as it was in its heyday.

If you would like to find out more about the conservatory project or make a donation, please call 01271 850296 or email us.

Working holidays

We welcome a range of groups who pay to work at this lovely place for a week. Participants have helped us cut acres of rhododendron, steep several miles of hedges and even build play areas.

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