Join in

Come and join our friendly team © C LeFley

Come and join our friendly team

Be part of our story

Volunteers are essential to Killerton and work in lots of different areas such as room guiding, the shop, the secondhand bookshop, the plant centre, gardening and countryside care. If you love meeting people and making new friends, then join our friendly and dedicated team. Help bring Killerton to life and keep it open for future generations.

Current opportunities

Room guide

There's always something new and surprising to learn © David Levenson

Do you love meeting people and making new friends? Then join our friendly and dedicated team of room guides. Without them we could not open up our warm and friendly house to visitors. 

Buggy driver

Visitors riding in a garden buggy driven by a volunteer © Arnhel de Serra

Buggy drivers help bring the property to life for those less able. Buggies are available to help transport visitors from the stable block to the house and around the gardens. If you like meeting new people, talking about your interests and spending your days in a stunning location, then this is the role for you. 

Bookshop assistant

Join the friendly team at the bookshop © C LeFley

Our secondhand bookshop is run entirely by volunteers and the sales directly contribute to projects around Killerton. If you love books and meeting new people and are keen to learn new skills this role is perfect for you.  

Contact us

A view of Killerton House from the parkland

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information about volunteering at Killerton, please call 01392 883189 or email us.


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Comment cards

When you visit let us know what you thought and have your say.

Comment of the month: 'Absolutely outstanding. Loved the accessibility. Not so much a visitor, almost felt like an owner.'

Your memories of Killerton

Have you any war time memories you'd like to share with us?

Have you any war time memories you'd like to share with us?

Have you visited Killerton recently or in years gone by?  Were you a visitor, volunteer, staff or someone from the local community? We want to know all about your time here and would love to hear your old stories and see any old photos. Please get in touch if you have anything you’d like to share.

In the entrance hall at Killerton there is a war-time memory board. When you visit please feel free to leave us a memory, or email us when you get home. You can read some of the memories written on the right. 

Your war-time memories

  • Getting into the Anderson shelter with mum, sister and cat Twinkles
  • The packets of chewing gum thrown to us by the Americans at Poltimore
  • Putting up with the two irritating evacuee boys staying next door
  • My town being gunned down by a German fighter plane. I was unharmed
  • Pretending my sister was a vegetarian so we could get extra cheese