Volunteer

Join our team

Interested in joining our team of volunteers? Watch this video to find out more about what it's like to volunteer here from some of our amazing volunteers themselves.

This page gives you all the information you need to get started on your journey towards becoming part of our team. What are you waiting for?

How to become a volunteer

What can I do?

Getting outdoors and helping others to get stuck in © National Trust

Our team of over 800 volunteers are the heart of Tyntesfield. As a visitor, most of the people you will meet will be volunteers who give their time to help support this amazing place. Volunteers are involved in all areas, from retail and conservation to gardening and administration.  Follow the link below to find out what volunteer roles we are currently recruiting for.

How do I apply?

Having fun whatever the weather © NT/Tyntesfield

If you find a volunteering role you’re interested in then get in touch to find out more. We’ll send you a registration form and then invite you in for an informal interview. We have a fantastic team of volunteers who support the recruitment process. They are usually in once or twice a week and will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible to get you started on your journey.

What happens next?

Hands-on training in the Sawmill © NT/Tyntesfield

If your interview is successful you'll be invited to an induction day with our friendly welcome volunteers to give you the information you need to get started.  We'll give you all the training you need to start your role and run refresher training sessions once a year to keep you up-to-date. 

Room interpreters

Sharing the hidden stories © National Trust

Sharing the hidden stories

We have a fantastic team who help visitors to find out more about the house and the people who lived there. You don't need any prior knowledge as you'll shadow another volunteer to pick up the stories.

'The best bit is the opportunity to bring to life the story of Tyntesfield, the people, the place, the history... making it seem real', says Susie, a volunteer room interpreter.

Estate interpreters

Garden tours open your eyes to new things every time © NT/Tyntesfield

Garden tours open your eyes to new things every time

Interested in gardens, plants and wildlife and want to learn more? Joining our team of estate interpreters gives you the chance to learn and get other people excited about Tyntesfield's outdoor spaces.

'I love that I have the opportunity to use all my bits of knowledge about the esate and share them an an informal, personal way with our visitors' says Ian, a volunteer estate interpreter.

Employee volunteering

We offer tailor-made packages for companies looking for team building and skills development opportunities for their staff.

Community group volunteering

Are you in a group interested in some practical volunteering? Contact us to find out more about our Bonfire Project programme and other opportunities to make a real contribution to the care of this amazing place.

Placements and work experience

Secondary school

Helping to care for our collection with the house team © NT/Tyntesfield

The closing date for applications for work experience placements in summer 2015 will be the end of November 2014.  Download an application form here and email it to us. If you're successful, we'll contact you in early December 2014.

Tailor-made placements

One of our offices is in the walled kitchen garden and is called the bothy © NT/Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield hosts around 50 skills development placements every year. It's a chance to work with our team in a range of subjects, from conservation to event management. The placements last from a single day to a full year. For more information on current opportunities contact us.

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