Volunteering at Basildon Park

Volunteers working together 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

Support the aims and ideals of the National Trust by volunteering with us, and you can really make a difference. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and develop new interests, while helping us to protect one of the many beautiful places we look after. 
If you just want to try something different, volunteering experience can look great on your CV and help you to develop your career. 

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.

  • Wed 6 Sep
  • Mon 9 Oct

Current opportunities

Room guide

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.

Car parker

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. 




If you are interested in any of the roles above or volunteering in general, please apply online. For any more information please call 01491 672 382 or email us.