Join in

Welcome our visitors

Set the scene for the day © Arnhel de Sera

Set the scene for the day

New for 2014

Do you like the idea of greeting visitors at the front of the castle and helping them to get the best of what’s on offer? We're looking for volunteers who really enjoy engaging with people and helping them enjoy their day; their way. You don't need to have lots of historical knowledge just a little bit of people know-how. Get in touch to get started.

Bring the place to life

Help us put the glamour back into this humble abode © Arnhel de Sera

Help us put the glamour back into this humble abode

New for 2014

Join our team of volunteers to bring the castle to life for visitors. Whether it’s arranging flowers, taking a tour, playing a tune on the piano in our 1920s Saloon or donning a costume; we're looking for volunteers to do a huge range of hands-on activities to make this place feel like home. Every day has a new experience with this varied, new role. Contact us to sign up.

 

Share the story

What’s all the fun about? © NTPL/John Millar

What’s all the fun about?

New for 2014

If you've got a passion for history, then this is the one for you. We're looking for volunteers to share the stories of Croft with visitors as they enjoy their day out. We want volunteers to wander the castle and be available for some on-hand information if or when needed. This is a wide and varied role and could involve some research work to help us bring our stories to life. Get in touch to find out more.

Care for the castle

Gently does it © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Gently does it

Conservation and collection engagement volunteers

If you fancy helping us with cleaning projects within the castle and sharing our conservation top tips with visitors then this role could be for you. Or, you might like to help with ensuring our collection is cared for in the best possible way with photography, inventory work or some condition monitoring. Email us for more information.

Start as you mean to go on

A warm welcome at Snowshill Manor and Garden © National Trust / Colin Davidson

Volunteering in visitor reception is a great way to spend time working with people. We're looking for volunteers who want to make a real difference to someone's day. This role covers everything from welcoming visitors on arrival to buggy driving and promoting what's on during the day. You can give as little or as much time as you like, so why not get in touch?

Retail therapy

Get involved with our gift shop © National Trust / H Jones

Retail volunteers

Our stables shop is a great place to try out your selling and merchandising skills with retail volunteering. The retail team help visitors find that perfect souvenir to take home or capture a memory of their special visit to Croft. Hours are flexible and full till and shop training will be given. Contact us to make all the difference to someone's day out.

Getting outdoors and closer to nature

Getting children outdoors and closer to nature © Ruth Brookes

Getting children outdoors and closer to nature

Engagement ranger volunteers help children to re-connect with the great outdoors with an action packed programme of events and activities. As an engagement ranger, you'll help us bring the best out of our parkland for all families to enjoy. Get in touch to get stuck in.

The great outdoors

Improving and restoring the Croft countryside © Ruth Brookes

Improving and restoring the Croft countryside

Enjoy a hard day's work? Join our ranger volunteers and help care for Croft's 1500 acres of historic parkland. With an Iron Age hillfort, 300 veteran trees and not to mention the Fishpool Valley, there is plenty to get your teeth into. Contact our ranger for more information.

Get growing

Help us keep teh garden growing © Paul Harris

Gardening volunteers

If you love gardens, enjoy getting dirty and seeing plants and vegetables grow and thrive, then this is an ideal opportunity to help us care for Croft's walled and terraced gardens. Equipment will be provided and you can ask our gardener if you want to find out more.

Grow the love

Fun for little green fingers © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Garden engagement volunteers

If you've got a keen interest in plants and garden life and would enjoy sharing your knowledge with our visitors then we need you. We're looking for people who can help bring the garden to life with their ideas about gardening for families and other visitors to enjoy. If this sounds like you then we'd like to hear from you.

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