Volunteer and fundraising opportunities at A la Ronde

Garden volunteers

A la Ronde would not be the same without the help of our volunteers.

Get involved

Life is one long adventure and we’d love to join in with your next one. Whether you want to put years of experience towards our cause or just want to try something brand new, we’ll have a role to suit you. Our team is full of inspiring people from all walks of life who get a real buzz from working and learning together. At A la Ronde the help of our volunteers is what makes this place special.

Here are some of the roles we need help with:

  • Welcome and service: Supporting the Welcome & Service Assistant you will be greeting visitors, getting to know how to use the till to process admissions and sales of our second-hand books
  • Estate tours: You will lead small groups of visitors around the grounds, sharing stories and clues from the past of what was once a much larger estate
  • Room guide: Welcoming visitors into the house and sharing stories from the last 200 years
  • Collections Assistant: Help preserve our collections for future generations to enjoy
  • Researcher:  Uncovering the history of A la Ronde and its people, adding to our knowledge and understanding

Try a taster session

Try a taster session shadowing one of our existing volunteers to see if the role could be for you. Full training and support is given

Just a few good reasons to join in...

  • Meet new people and make great friends
  • Learn new skills and enhance your CV
  • Spend more time at this beautiful house and grounds
  • Get closer to our unique collections and discover their history
  • Help us protect the house for future visitors to enjoy
  • Go behind the scenes and find out what goes into running A la Ronde day to day
  • Help us ensure every visit to A la Ronde is a magical one

Want to know more? 

Contact us on 01395 265514 or email alaronde@nationaltrust.org.uk

Local support groups

Local volunteer centres and associations make a huge difference at A la Ronde. Join your local group to enjoy special interest talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events.

Celebrate memories and occasions

We are always very grateful to receive legacies and donations. You can also give a gift for the conservation of A la Ronde and its treasures.


We are currently fundraising to help make our chimneys watertight before we can start much needed work on the unique shell gallery.  Ceramics, bone, moss, paintings, sand and 85,000 shells – every piece needs to be conserved.

You can help start a new chapter by:

Buying a book. Donating books. Text RONDE 70525 to donate £5.