Join in

Get up to all sorts, all year round © National Trust/Leanne Baker

Get up to all sorts, all year round

Get involved

If you have some spare time and would like to find a new interest in a beautiful setting, look no further than our volunteer team.

We have a variety of volunteer roles here at Calke Abbey.

To join in, get in touch today by calling 01332 863822. Or you can email us.

New opportunities

We're developing some exciting new roles in the stableyards and we need you to help us bring them to life.

We have plenty of roles, including volunteering for the whole family. Take a look at the role profiles to the right and see how you could get involved.

Stableyard roles

Help us bring the stable yards to life

Help us tell the story of the stableyards.

Take a look at these role profiles:

Email Alison Thornhill or call 01332 695322 for more information.

Family volunteering

Catch a glimpse of the past in the stable yards

Spend quality time together, learn new skills and have fun.

Take a look at the role profile and get involved with:

  • storytelling
  • family fun tours
  • activities in Squirt's Stables

Email Alison Thornhill or call 01332 695322 for more information.

Ways to volunteer

Get hands on

Get hands on

There are so many ways you can get involved.

Love spending time outdoors? Then why not get involved with our gardening and park volunteering teams.

Volunteer as a room guide or tour guide, at events or out and about welcoming visitors.

Whatever your passion we're likely to have something to suit you. 

Get online

Already a volunteer? Why not sign up to my volunteering.

Keep up to date with the latest national volunteering news and share your stories with volunteers nationwide.


Meet Marilyn

Thought that volunteers kept to the house? Think again.

Read our chat with Marilyn and find out how you can get involved with lots of different activities at Calke, from leading tours to dancing your socks off.

Working holidays

Have a break with a difference this year. Volunteer at Calke on a working holiday.

Make new friends, develop new skills and conserve Calke's heritage.

Join a group

Join in with East Midlands National Trust Volunteers, a friendly and informal group that enjoy working outdoors.

  • No previous experience needed
  • Come on as many, or as few, tasks as you want
  • Email for more information