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Volunteering at Goddards

Join our team of talented volunteers

Join our team of talented volunteers

Here at Goddards we have a growing team of talented volunteers who help make sure our guests get the most out of their visit. Volunteers also play a key role in allowing us to look for new and exciting ways to develop this fledgling property - and we're always looking for more. Whether you've got green fingers, a friendly face, or a talent for story-telling, we can put your skills to good use.


Popular roles

Room Guide

 © Arnhel de Serra

Our knowledgeable Room Guides are essential in bringing Goddards to life and provide the first port of call for our visitors. They chat to guests about the fascinating life of the Terry family, encouraging them to share their own memories of the property whilst ensuring the safety and protection of the house and its contents.

Tea Room Host

Anyone for afternoon tea?  © Kate Gibson

Our friendly Tea Room Hosts help recreate the warm and inviting atmosphere of the old Terry dining room, whilst offering great customer service to guests. Most of all, the Tea Room Hosts enjoy sharing stories about this intimate environment, explaining the role of food and fine dining in the Terry household.


Anyone for afternoon tea?  © Kate Gibson

Our team of dedicated gardeners are responsible for the maintenance and development of the formal and informal gardens at Goddards. Their role often involves traditional gardening activities such as planting new trees and flowers, pruning seasonal borders or moving the lawn.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with the National Trust is a fantastic way to boost your skills, meet new people and get involved in your local community.

Share something unusual

Get a taste of how chocolates are really made

Do you possess a hidden talent that you would like to share? Whether you're an avid chocolatier, passionate about circus skills or have an eye for flower arranging, we would love to hear from you.




Join the York Association

YANT (York Association of the National Trust) share a passion for supporting local properties through social activities, walks, trips & events. National Trust members & non-members equally welcome.  

Be part of an incredible team

If you're undecided about volunteering with us, then take a look at this video. It shows the diverse range of opportunities available and gives just some of the reasons why our volunteers enjoy working with the National Trust. See you soon!