A volunteer sharing their love for Melford Hall © NT/Lewis Bowes

A volunteer sharing their love for Melford Hall

Time well spent?

Whether you're the sort of person who just likes to have a friendly natter, enjoys getting stuck in outdoors, or likes to discover new facts, there are lots of volunteering opportunities here at Melford.

Whether you'd like to help several times a week, or just a few hours each month, there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

Get involved

Give the garden a makeover

Volunteer gardening at Melford Hall © Sarah Barfoot

Our volunteer gardeners help with the upkeep, development and protection of Melford's garden so that it can be enjoyed by all visitors. You can be a part of that too!

Help conserve our collections

Help conserve our collections © Andrew King

We need to protect our historic items so that our visitors can enjoy them for as long as possible - learn a new skill as a volunteer Conservation Assistant.

Bring fun to our events days

A family enjoying an event at Melford Hall © NT/Lewis Bowes

Would you like to help deliver a variety of different events at Melford Hall? From planning and preparation to setting up and running activities on the day – you can do all that and more as volunteer Events Assistant.

Share Melford's history

Share Melford's stories © NT/Lewis Bowes

Room Guides have a vital role to play in bringing Melford Hall to life, for inspiring our visitors and helping them to learn more in an interesting and enjoyable way – would you like to become part of that team?

Fun, fun, fun

Make friends and have fun

As well as our Christmas party, we have at least one social outing a year - a perfect opportunity to meet other volunteers, learn new things, and of course have some fun!

The unexpected

Melford Hall volunteers researching at the National Archives at Kew

Sometimes volunteering can take you by surprise - including visits to new places and new experiences.
Our research volunteers went all the way to the National Archives at Kew, chasing an elusive story about our past.

Want to know more?

If you're interested in volunteering please get in touch for an informal chat by calling 01787 379228 or return our registration form.