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Come and join our volunteer team

Mansion guides bring the house to life for our visitors © Nationaltrustimages

Mansion guides bring the house to life for our visitors

We have a number of exciting projects going on so we really need your help. From developing our beautiful gardens or bringing the mansion to life; to helping out in the tearoom, getting involved can really be rewarding and fun. Take a look at some of the opportunities on offer below. Or find out more from the complete list using our volunteer search engine; just type in postcode HR6.  We're between Leominster and Ludlow on the A49, so if you live in the area and are thinking of volunteering you must come to see us.

Come and join our volunteer team

Volunteers helping at the annual Apple fair © Felicity Hancock

Volunteers helping at the annual Apple fair

We have a number of exciting projects going on so we really need your help. From developing our beautiful gardens or bringing the mansion to life; to helping out in the tearoom, getting involved can really be rewarding and fun. Take a look at some of the opportunities on offer below. Or find out more from the complete list using our volunteer search engine; just type in postcode HR6.  We're between Leominster and Ludlow on the A49, so if you live in the area and are thinking of volunteering you must come to see us.

Come and join our volunteer team

Volunteers dressing up at an annual event © Felicity Hancock

Volunteers dressing up at an annual event

We have a number of exciting projects going on so we really need your help. From developing our beautiful gardens or bringing the mansion to life; to helping out in the tearoom, getting involved can really be rewarding and fun. Take a look at some of the opportunities on offer below. Or find out more from the complete list using our volunteer search engine; just type in postcode HR6.  We're between Leominster and Ludlow on the A49, so if you live in the area and are thinking of volunteering you must come to see us.

Am I suitable?

A wide variety of roles are available at Berrington

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. The time commitment is once a fortnight, or as little or as much as you can spare. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

Our volunteers say

  • ‘My wife and I 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 we meet new people every time.’ 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 sometimes as we get very busy in the summer months.’ Juliet Hall

Make new friends

Bird box making with the Rangers

Specific opportunities are shown where we have several vacancies but we have other needs for help with administration, in the shop, ticket office, as well as in the wider parkland and with events. You will be part of a team; you can share your skills and gain new ones, make new friends and most importantly have some fun.

Volunteering opportunities

Mansion guides

The library at Berrington Hall © Andy Cox UKTripper. com

As a Mansion Guide you'll be joining a dedicated team who bring Berrington Hall to life for visitors. You will help visitors explore the Georgian grandeur of the house and discover the stories of the families and servants who lived and worked there. You will also be a part of our exciting program of different exhibitions taking place this year.  Contact Chloe

Walled garden volunteer

Bright coloured Dahlias growing in the walled garden © National Trust/ Elaine Hodgson

We have exciting plans to restore the Walled Garden to its original Georgian splendour and we’d love your help. Volunteer gardeners do practical work to help keep Berrington’s gardens in peak condition and looking eye catching. This role will suit people who have some experience of gardening and enjoy working as part of a team. Contact Chloe

Buggy drivers

A buggy can take less able visitors between the car park and the mansion © NT

Buggy Drivers provide a shuttle service for visitors to and from the car park. The service is mainly aimed at visitors who have difficulty walking, but is open to everyone. Buggy drivers are a key part of the welcome team in visitor reception and will gain the opportunity to support with other tasks in order to give visitors a great day out. Contact Chloe

Tea room assistants

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Tea-room assistants understand the importance of a little sit-down, and help visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit. The role involves welcoming people to the tea-room, serving food and drink, making sure there is always enough food for sale on display or baking and preparing home-made cakes from National Trust recipes. Contact Chloe.

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