Join in

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Love Gibside? Why not volunteer?

If you live locally and enjoy spending time at Gibside, join our friendly, enthusiastic team and help us bring this historic estate to life.

From recreating our 18th century Walled Garden, to sharing our stories with visitors, helping in our cafe and shop, to supporting our work behind-the-scenes - we're sure to have a role for you!

How to get involved

Search here for a full list of Gibside's volunteering opportunities. Have a think about what kind of volunteer role interests you most and how much time you can offer.

Then contact us if you have any queries or for full role descriptions and application forms. We'll invite you in for an informal interview and take it from there:

Urgently needed roles...

Volunteering, what's in it for you?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life - from students looking for work experience, to people looking for something different to do with their days off and those looking to keep busy after retiring.

Whatever your motivation, we'll seek to ensure you get the most out of the time you donate to us. We also pay travel expenses and offer other benefits too.

More visitor services volunteer roles

  • Events volunteer
  • Tour guide
  • Shop & market volunteer
  • Visitor welcome volunteer
  • Chapel guide
  • Cooking & baking volunteer
  • Marketing & publicity volunteer
  • Learning volunteer
  • Shuttle bus driver
  • Sports volunteer

More conservation volunteer roles

  • Gardening volunteer (weekends)
  • Handyperson volunteer
  • Conservation ranger (weekends)
  • Collections care volunteer
  • Estate admin volunteer
  • Joinery volunteer
  • Historical research volunteer