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Volunteers in the garden at Blickling Hall Norfolk

Volunteers in the garden at Blickling Hall Norfolk

A sense of achievement - and good fun too

Volunteering for the National Trust can be an exciting and rewarding experience. You can make a real difference by helping to conserve the nation's beautiful places. At Blickling we have about 400 volunteers who help us in the house, garden, park, shop, bookshop, restaurant and offices across the whole estate.

Why not join our team? You just need to be warm and friendly and have a love of people - we'll teach you the rest.

Please download our application form, or for further information and a general chat about volunteering please email us

Help us protect this special place

Help us protect this special place

  • Join our friendly group of volunteers and staff
  • Bring the estate to life
  • Be part of a great team
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Work in a beautiful environment with great colleagues
  • Feel good about doing something worthwhile
  • Know that you're helping our visitors have a great day out

Could you be a 'Meeter and Greeter'?

Would you like to help make our visitors' experience of Blickling really special?

We are looking for warm and friendly volunteers to join our busy welcome team. Duties could include welcoming people, assisting our older, disabled or infirm visitors, or helping families choose which activities might suit them best . Ideally you will need to be able to make a commitment of one day per week. Whatever your skills and interests, if you like the idea of joining our team, we'd love to hear from you. 

Meet our family

Join the rest of the Blickling team

Join the rest of the Blickling team

You'll see that our team is happy to lend a hand with anything, and this photo shows us heading out to pick up litter at our local market town of Aylsham. We're always pleased to welcome new people to the team and hope that you feel inspired to join us.

Do you enjoy baking?

A slice of cake goes down well

We are currently looking for volunteers to prepare and bake cakes to serve to our ever-hungry visitors. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us on 01263 738030.

Our RAF connection

Documenting the ever-growing museum collection

Can you help welcome our visitors to our well-established WWII exhibition area?

Why I love Blickling

We asked some of our volunteers to tell us why they give up their time to support Blickling. Take a look at their inspirational stories.

Be part of our story

Join our local association

Some of our wonderful volunteers © Maureen Ritson

As a National Trust member, and a volunteer, you can get more from supporting our work by joining one of our local associations. Through an organised programme of talks, social events, outings and holidays you can make friends, learn more about our places and support our work.

What's in it for you?

Colin is passionate about his volunteering © Jo Bosch/Blickling

  • Access to a wide variety of roles
  • Learn new skills and receive training
  • Share your knowledge
  • Meet new people
  • Get real job satisfaction
  • Receive travel expenses
  • Free admission to other NT places after 50 hours of volunteering