Volunteer at Baddesley Clinton

National Trusdt volunteer room guide

Volunteers at Baddesley are the lifeblood of the property and without them our visitors would miss out on their valuable contribution to how Baddesley and the stories which surround it are brought to life 363 days a year.

Baddesley has over 200 volunteers in varying roles and there are countless ways to volunteer and make an impact. Volunteering at Baddesley is the perfect way to make new friends and give something back to your local community.

" Just do it, you will never regret it"
- Anne Dale

Below is a little bit of information about volunteering at Baddesley and a few words from some of our current volunteers on why they love volunteering here so much.

Volunteers in the gardens at Baddesley
Volunteers in the gardens at Baddesley
Volunteers in the gardens at Baddesley

What our volunteers think about Baddesley

Anne Dale, a day leader and conservation volunteer says, ‘I enjoy history and sharing this knowledge with other people. I chose to volunteer at Baddesley because it sits in its own parkland, quiet and peaceful like a hidden gem, not too big and not too small, my kind of place. My favourite part of volunteering is all the different people I get to meet and if I was to persuade a friend to volunteer, I’d say just do it, you will never regret it because it’s fun and you meet some very interesting people.’

Carol Preston, a room guide and archivist, shares why she loves to volunteer at Baddesley. ‘Since I was about four years of age I discovered the abbeys and castles of the North East of England and from then my interest in British history, especially the monarchy, just grew and grew. When I started as a room guide nothing had prepared me for the sheer joy I’d feel from making new friends and talking to like-minded people about this glorious house and its 500 year history.’

" When I first came in March 1995, I spent just a couple of days in the bookshop. We realised quite quickly that many of our visitors are great readers and enthusiasm for the shop just grew and grew. From humble beginnings in a tiny first aid room, we have now expanded into several rooms…and I work a full week!"
- Clive Paterson, bookshop volunteer

Since the Baddesley Bookshop opened the volunteers have raised over £750,000 for the conservation of Baddesley. What an amazing achievement!

Clive is our volunteer bookshop manager
Clive is our volunteer bookshop manager
Clive is our volunteer bookshop manager

We're currently recruiting for new volunteers, and will be holding a drop-in recruitment session at Baddesley on Wednesday 22 June from 10.00 to 12.00. Why not come along and find out more about volunteering here?

Or you could join us for an online session on 22 June from 6.30-7.30pm. Please email north.warwickshire@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information and to register your interest. 

Follow the link below to find out what's on offer - more positions will be added very soon. Just type "Baddesley Clinton" in the search box.