Volunteers and staff with Matt Baker from Countryfile © National Trust

Volunteers and staff with Matt Baker from Countryfile

We couldn't do it without you

We could not achieve the amount of work we do at Cragside without the help of our volunteers. Working alongside staff, volunteers help us to meet and exceed ambitious targets. Volunteers are often the first point of contact that our visitors have, and play a major factor in the high levels of visitor satisfaction we achieve.

The Cragside Volunteer team is a very friendly and active one and there are several social occasions during the year. In the past couple of years, activities and outings have included a visit to the Lake District, a tour of Bowes Museum, a trip to Mellerstain and Floors Castle, a behind the scenes look at the house and our annual Post Season Meeting.

If you would like to join our volunteer team, take a look at our role profiles for each department, fill out a volunteer registration form and return it to 3 The Farm, Cragside, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX.


There are a wide range of jobs done by our garden volunteers such as mulching the Rock Garden with woodchip, weeding and giving out information in the Formal Garden. 


Join us on a 6 week summer placement. Read the role profile below and submit your registration form before 12 July 2014.


Whether you fancy becoming a Room Guide or a member of our behind the scenes teams, there are plenty of ways to get involved.


Learning assistants help to deliver our varied education programme.  If you are enthusiastic about helping children learn whilst having fun this could be for you.


Do you enjoy working outdoors in all weathers? Would you like to help our foresters manage the Cragside landscape? Tasks range from restoring wildflower grassland, managing trees, planting, fencing & reclaiming habitats.


Keep fit, active and have fun supporting the Cragside Rangers in a wide variety of physical tasks. No experience necessary but an enthusiasm for being outdoors, in all weathers is essential.