Family volunteering

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Want to do something different as a family that gets you all learning something new and having a great time together?

You could find yourself cooking up a storm in a 1930’s kitchen, clearing up a beach, helping to run an event, getting stuck in conserving your local countryside, building a dry stone wall or even dressing up and showing visitors how to do washing the Victorian way...

We have lots of opportunities for family groups to volunteer at sites across the country. These range from 'one off' days to more regular roles.

Muck in day - family volunteering

4 year old Jack getting cracking with the saw

Dawn was looking for something different to do with her daughter Amy and her grandchildren Charlie (6) and Jack (4). They saw an advert for Muck in Day day at Fyne Court in Somerset and thought theyd …

See how families can get involved

There's all sorts of ways you and your family can help us in our places, from hard graft in the great outdoors, to capturing our visitors' imaginations as interpreters and guides.

Get stuck in at...

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire l Osterley Park and House, London l Attingham Park, Shropshire l Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire l Sutton House, London l Overbeck's, Devon l Stackpole, Pembrokeshire l Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire l Castle Drogo, Devon l Killerton, Devon l Greenway, Devon l Holnicote Estate, Somerset l Glastonbury Tor, Somerset l Brean Down, Somerset l Fyne Court, Somerset l Mendip Hills, Somerset l Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, Sizergh, Cumbria.

Set up family volunteering activities

If you’re a National Trust property or another organisation interested in setting up family volunteering activities, visit our where you’ll find films and top tips to help you get started.