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We'd love to hear from you...

Volunteering here is a great way to meet people and learn new skills in beautiful surroundings. Volunteers are involved at Dunham in lots of different ways. Our visitors are met by volunteers in the house, garden, park and shop, and behind the scenes volunteers play a core role in looking after our collection and green spaces. We even have a dedicated team of bee-keepers who give their time to look after our bee colonies! We’d love to hear from you if you’re keen to lend us a hand - we’re currently looking for help in our House, Garden, Park and Mill.

It's great fun in the garden © National Trust

It's great fun in the garden

We are currently looking for...

Mill Stewards – Tuesdays & Saturdays

Park Guides – Saturdays

Garden Tour Guides – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Garden Stewards – Wednesdays & Fridays

Propagation Volunteers – Mondays & Thursdays

Practical Gardeners – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Please complete the registration form (including which of the roles you're interested in) and email it to

Please note that due to the high volume of enquiries about volunteering we may not be able to reply if you apply for a role we don’t have vacancies for. We are unable to take students on work experience placements.

Dunham Stories

Lots of people’s lives and heritage have connections with Dunham Massey’s stories. In 2011 a group of our volunteers collected oral histories from over 30 people who grew up and lived on the Dunham Massey estate. 

The Earl and the Emperor

In summer 2012 an exciting community project remembered the friendship between Emperor Haile Selassie and Dunham Massey’s Roger Grey.

The Hut Project

In early 2015 a group of contemporary Military Veterans worked together on The Hut Project to explore the lives of the soldiers who stayed at Dunham Massey during the First World War.