'I honestly love every moment I spend here'
We'd love to hear from you - come and join over 200 volunteers of all ages and interests who bring this place to life every day (costume not compulsory!).
It's a chance to enjoy new experiences, make friends, learn skills and share your enthusiasm. For many it's as simple as giving something back. Whether you'd like to be front of house or behind the scenes, there's always a role to suit.
Just a few hours one day a week (or fortnight) from all our volunteers enables us to make Charlecote the lively, fascinating place our visitors love.
Contact Rosie Thompson on 01789 470277 to find out more.
Hidden Charlecote tours
There's a story behind every door...
If you're naturally curious and love to chat, you could help our visitors discover more on those out-of-season midweek days when the house is closed.
Our new Hidden Charlecote tours will focus on areas of the property that are usually closed or hidden, and there will be plenty of training for the new volunteer team.
If you'd like to know more, contact Rosie Thompson.
...be a room guide?
...talk to our visitors as a costumed interpreter in the brewhouse, laundry or tackroom?
...lead tours on wildlife or horticulture in the park and gardens?
...sell raffle tickets?
...help in our shop?
Every role is vital to our work and we'd love to hear from you.
Our diverse volunteering team comprises people from all walks of life, many of whom are active retired people who aren’t ready to put up their feet.
We have family volunteers where older children sometimes join their volunteering parents. Many of those parents find the flexibility of a few hours mid-week fits in perfectly around school hours.
There are students who volunteer here too, gaining valuable experience before moving on to employment within the National Trust and elsewhere.
What interests you?
We welcome friendly people who bring existing skills and interests, or who'd like to learn new ones from our knowledgeable team.
There's plenty of training for new volunteers and always opportunities to find out more.
We often learn as much from our volunteers as they do from us!
Gain more from volunteering
For our regular volunteers we offer free National Trust entry, discounts in our shops and restaurants, social events and experiences from willow-weaving to talks on our rare book collection – and there's free cake most days!
We send out a fortnightly newsletter to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening at Charlecote, and you can find out more with the National Trust's MyVolunteering website for volunteers everywhere.
There are several supporter groups in and around Warwickshire which enjoy close links with Charlecote and other National Trust properties in the area.
It's a great way to make friends, get involved and find out more about the places you love with visits and talks.
There's a one-stop place to find out about volunteering with heritage organisations throughout south Warwickshire.
This covers Charlecote and other non-National Trust places in the area such as Compton Verney and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Find out more about roles that could interest you.