Volunteering at Basildon Park
Since it was founded in 1895 the National Trust has been a volunteer-based organisation. Now nearly 60,000 people give their time to us. Here at Basildon Park we have over 200 volunteers and they are a key part of the team. Most of the people you meet when you visit us will be volunteers, who are vital to ensuring you all have a great day out.
What volunteering can offer you
Come along and find out all about our volunteering opportunities at Basildon Park. From room guiding to flower arranging, gardening to cooking, we'd love you to share your skills with us. Our next volunteer open days are below, drop in anytime from 12pm to 3pm in the Garden Room.
Monday 20 Feb
Monday 20 March
Monday 24 April
Monday 5 June
Volunteer room guides help visitors to enjoy and learn more about Basildon Park - playing a key role in making visits inspiring and engaging. Volunteer room guides also help by playing a part in safeguarding the house and its collection.
Opportunities are available every day between 11:30am-5pm.
Volunteer car parkers help create a warm and friendly welcome on arrival to Basildon Park. They will assist in getting cars parked in an efficient and effective manner, and help out the Visitor Reception welcome team with any other appropriate tasks.
Weekend shop volunteer
Volunteering in the shop means creating a warm and friendly environment for visitors. Shop volunteers will assist in areas like the selling of shop products, inluding use of the till, keeping the shop tidy and clean and helping with deliveries of shop products.
Opportunities are available at the weekend.