Join in

You’ll gain valuable experiece as part of a friendly team

You’ll gain valuable experiece as part of a friendly team

Develop a career in the charity sector

 Do you love working with people and have a passion for our heritage? Do you have plenty of energy and patience, a sense of humour, an interest and ability to manage and a willingness to learn? Do you want to get paid as you learn?

If you can answer yes, Melford Hall has a rare opportunity for a Volunteer Management Trainee leading to a valued professional qualification.

Volunteer groups

Melford Hall’s Banqueting House and lawn © Sarah Barfoot

Ever fancied coppicing or heritage parkland maintenance?

Volunteer groups offer like-minded people the opportunity to undertake exciting activities to support the work of the National Trust.

Get involved

Melford Hall Conservation Work © Lewis Bowes

Would you like to learn a new skill? During the winter months our team of conservation experts, staff and volunteers ensure the collection and Hall is preserved for all to enjoy year after year

Supporter groups

Join your local supporter group and get more from your membership © Arnhel de Serra

There are many different ways you can get more involved with the National Trust in your area, including joining a Supporter group association. You don't have to be a member to join in.


Meet our volunteers


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Trudi and John are dedicated to unveiling the Melford Hall stories and helping us bring the hall to life.


 © Philip Windsor

Meet Rob who leads our team of Garden volunteers

Conservation assistant

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Pat and Eileen spend the winter months ensuring that the delicate objects of our collection remain in good condition and look their best for our visitors