Volunteering at Avebury

Do you fancy volunteering at Avebury, where an ancient stone circle, museum and manor house can be found in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site near Swindon? Volunteers are an essential part of the National Trust, helping us to care for special places and share them with visitors.

Why volunteer at Avebury?

Whether you are looking to enjoy a new challenge, enhance your CV, spend time in a beautiful place, make a difference as part of this chaity, or learn a new skill, volunteering with the Avebury team is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your free time.

" I'm helping to preserve our history and heritage for the future."
- Andy, manor room guide and visit-maker

Useful information about volunteering at Avebury

  • There are many different ways to get involved in all of the different parts that make up Avebury, from helping visitors to experience the manor house or museum to caring for the countryside, raising vital funds, and much more. You can see a few examples of the different volunteer roles below.
  • Avebury is easy to travel to: the manor house, museum and stone circle are on a direct bus route from Swindon, and countryside we care for is within easy driving distance of Salisbury. 
  • We'll give you all the training you need, with regular sessions to help you update your knowledge and familiarise yourself with the place. 
  • There are lots of opportunities to meet up with other volunteers, with regular socials, trips and a Christmas party. 
  • There's no fixed amount of shifts to cover or hours to volunteer - we're very flexible, and most roles have an online rota so that you can sign up to as much as you wish. 

Ways to get involved as a volunteer

Visitors laughing in the Tudor Parlour at Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

Avebury Manor room guide

Room Guides have a vital role to play in bringing National Trust places to life, for inspiring our visitors and helping them to learn more about their place in an interesting and enjoyable way.

Visitors at Avebury, Wilsthire

Visitor welcome volunteer

Welcome volunteers provide a warm welcome for all visitors, answer any immediate questions, help them to orientate themselves and generally give them the information they need to ensure they have a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Low light across Avebury henge

Retail volunteer

If you'd like to be first to see all the new items coming into the shop, want to develop your retail experience or have years of knowledge you'd like to put to good use, then perhaps helping in the shop is the right volunteering role for you.

Avebury chapel

Avebury chapel volunteer

Avebury chapel is a rare gem as it lies right in the centre of the largest stone circle in the world, with an uninterrupted view over the standing stones.