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 of the National Trust by volunteering with us,and you can really make a difference. It's 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 develop your career.

Basildon Park volunteer Diane Felton talks to visitors
Room guide Diane Felton talks to visitors on the terrace at Basildon Park
Basildon Park volunteer Diane Felton talks to visitors

Current opportunities

The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters is our top concern and in accordance with Government guidelines on social distancing, our houses, shops, cafes, gardens and parks are now closed, and from March 24 all of our car parks will close. However, many will be grateful for support when they reopen. If you are interested in volunteering, please keep checking for future opportunities.

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.

Unfortunately, we can not offer volunteering roles to people younger than 16. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.