Join in

Do something different

 Our volunteers not only allow us to open Croome but also to share its unique stories with visitors. It's a fast-paced, evolving place so we have a wide range of varied roles to help with as Croome grows. 

Pop over to Croome to find out more

Join the fun at Croome

 Join us for one of our regular Volunteer Welcome Evenings to meet the team and find out how you can get involved.

  • Thursday 5 March 6pm-8pm
  • Thursday 4 June 6pm-8pm
  • Thursday 3 September 6pm-8pm
  • Thursday 12 November 6pm-8pm

Love the outdoors and gardening?

Green fingered volunteers are needed to keep the walled garden spic and span throughout the year.

There's lots of light gardening to help with including weeding and harvesting. See below for more information.

Get in touch

Have a chat with one of our volunteers

Can you help us at Croome? If you have some spare time to offer, please get in touch with Emily Cottrell, our Volunteering Development Manager, by email or call her on 01905 370001 to have a chat.

What kind of roles you can help us with

Scaffold guide

Head for heights? © NT/Lucy Hadley

Over the first 3 months the scaffold was open we welcomed over 6,000 visitors to the top. We need help to steward the top and on the ground in the Information Hub to welcome our visitors and keep them safe. You won't be up on the scaffold all of the time, but you'll need to be friendly and able to talk to our visitors about the repair work to the house.

Walled Garden gardener

Volunteers getting their hands dirty in the vegetable beds © NT/Tracey Blackwell

We're opening the historic walled garden this year in partnership with its owners, the Cronin family, who have lovingly restored the garden from ruin. We're looking for green-fingered volunteers to help with some of the light gardening to keep the place looking lovely all year round. You'll need to be active, friendly and able to talk to our visitors about the work you're doing.

Walled Garden guide

A walk down the border is a delight in summer © NT

The walled garden is open on special days up to September and we're searching for enthusiastic volunteers to welcome visitors and share the stories and history of this fascinating place. You'll need to be friendly, approachable and enjoy meeting and talking with new people to be a great walled garden guide at Croome.

Weekend room guide

Volunteer and get involved in something completely different © NT

Croome Court is open six days a week all the way through the year and we particularly need help to open it at weekends.

Our room guides help us run the house and share the stories and history of this interesting place. You'll need to be friendly, approachable and enjoy meeting new people to be a great weekend room guide at Croome. 

Conservation cleaners

One of the nicest preventative conservation jobs © NT

Half of Croome's visitors enter the house every year. This means mud, wear and tear. We need your help to clean up and also take part in conserving its precious floors, chimneypieces and contents. You'll need to be active, friendly and able to talk to our visitors about the work you're doing to be a great conservation assistant at Croome.

Retail assistant

Get involved and help us run our shop © NT

The shop is open seven days a week and we need your help to open it. Our shop team would like friendly faces to help to serve our visitors, look after the plant centre and help with deliveries. You'll need to be confident with tills and enjoy talking with new people to be a great retail assistant at Croome.

Visitor welcome

null © Dawn McDonald

Croome welcomes 160,000 visitors a year and our Reception team need your help to welcome them all. Set in the restored wartime Visitor Centre, our Reception is open come rain or shine. You'll need to be friendly, welcoming, confident with tills and be able to give our visitors an exceptional welcome.

Event support

Families love our wide ranging events and activities © Nelson Douglas

We hold events throughout the year, ranging from family trails to large scale RAF weekends. We need your help to plan, set up and deliver our wide ranging programme which always brings something interesting to do. You'll need to be friendly, active, organised and enjoy talking with our visitors to support events at Croome.

Tour guide

Learn something new © NT

We offer free tours to our visitors as often as we can, all the way through the week. We receive great comments and we want more! We're aiming to provide more guided tours at weekends and through the winter and we need your help to do this. You don't need any previous knowledge but you'll need to be confident and friendly to be a brilliant tour guide at Croome.

Garden stewards

Our volunteers are essential for sharing Croome’s stories © NT

Our visitors love seeing and talking to volunteers in the parkland, but we need more help to steward the lakeside and parkland walks. Armed with a bag of handy items and information, we would love you to be on hand for our visitors outdoors. You'll need to be friendly and approachable to be a great garden steward at Croome.

The Friends of Croome

The Friends is an official National Trust supporter group and aims to promote Croome's work, fundraise and to provide social activities. Many projects have been completed thanks to the Friends and their range of events is always very popular.

Want to meet more like-minded people?

Join a supporter group © Hidcote Manor Garden

Join in at a National Trust Centre; social groups of National Trust members that promote the work of its local National Trust places with lots of events to raise money and enjoy good company.

Local centres include Worcester and Malvern and Cheltenham and Gloucester

From an acorn grown

A new book telling the story of the last 50 years of the Cheltenham and Gloucester Centre is now available, written by Pauline Flemons to celebrate the group's Golden Jubilee. 

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