Join in

Matthew Davies teaches children how to be a butler © Derek Wilbraham

Matthew Davies teaches children how to be a butler

Have you ever thought about volunteering?

At Berrington Hall we’ve got some great volunteering opportunities.

From helping to maintain our beautiful parkland and gardens to bringing the house to life for our visitors, there is so much you can do.

There are even more opportunities than are listed here. If you’d like more information please email us or 01586 615721.

Why get involved?

Staff and volunteers walking in the parkland.

Most of our volunteer roles are visitor facing: welcoming people to our property and making sure they have a good time. However, we have positions to suit all sorts. You will be part of a team; you can share your skills and gain new ones, make new friends and have some fun.

Our volunteers say

  • ‘We moved house to Leominster with a smaller garden than we had before. So helping to tend the vegetable patch and gardens has been great. I grow a much wider variety of plants than I did before and I meet new people every day.’ Percy Manton
  • ‘When the children finally flew the nest, days became too quiet. Now I volunteer for Berrington Hall. I’ve joined the team in the house. I help one day a week as we get very busy in the summer months.’ Juliet Hall

Am I suitable?

Bird box making with the Rangers

You don’t need any qualifications or specific experience, you just need to be willing to get involved and enjoy a new challenge.

Training is provided and you’ll have a buddy to help you find your feet. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

Volunteering opportunities

Room guides

Berrington Hall © John Hammond

Room guides play a key role at Berrington. You will help visitors discover more about that part of the house and the history of the people and items on display. You also help to protect the health and safety of visitors, and play a part in safeguarding the property and its collections.

Day organiser

The drawing room at Berrington contains the Elmar Digby collection © Nadia Mackensie

Day co-ordinators help with the smooth running of the house during open hours to make sure our visitors have an enjoyable visit. You will be the first port of call for the team of room guides, acting as mentor and support for the day-to-day issues that may arise.

Conservation and engagement volunteer

The drawing room at Berrington contains the Elmar Digby collection © Nationaltrustimages

The unique collections and historic objects at Berrington need constant attention to keep them clean and protected from deterioration. We need volunteers to join the team of enthusiasts undertaking this work. You will also be asked to show the public your work at Conservation in Action events.