Join the Beningbrough Hall team

Make new friends whilst volunteering for the National Trust

Get more involved with the work at Beningbrough. There are a wide range of opportunities to suit all skill sets and time commitments.

Current jobs on offer

The start of the year is a busy time for recruitment for the season ahead. Visit the National Trust jobs page and search Beningbrough for full details of all live roles including how to apply, hours, wage and deadlines.

Many are front of house roles and include welcoming visitors to the hall and gallery, on arrival at admission or working in the shop or restaurant. 

The roles get updated regularly so it's worth keeping a regular check or if nothing there appeals just now. Don't forget to see what opportunities there are available at Treasurer's House and Goddards House and Garden on the National Trust jobsite too.

Volunteer opportunities

We are looking to build the team in the hall and gallery. Knowledge of art isn't necessary as training and support is provided. We are looking for people who appreciate art and history, who have great communication skills and would feel comfortable engaging with a wide variety of visitors throughout the day.

Other roles include supporting the work of the admissions teams and helping welcome visitors to Beningbrough, getting involved with all things retail and if being hands-on outdoors is more your thing, we're looking to develop the parkland team. 

" The best bit is that at the end of the day, you know you made someone smile by telling them something new that they didn’t expect. It is so fulfilling to know you helped make their experience that little bit better."
- Student and Volunteer

Where could I volunteer at Beningbrough?

Hall and gallery

If you're interested in history, art and communicating with visitors, the hall could be perfect for you, we have a large team of friendly room guides and visitor engagement volunteers.

If behind the scenes is more your thing join the conservation volunteers who help with the care of the collection from cataloguing to conservation. The exhibitions team are looking for technician support for all the practicalities needed to hang art in a historic setting.

Learning and events

Help the delivery or organisation of one of the formal school programmes or work with the Learning Officer to develop new self-led experiences. 

There are regular Artrageous! workshops where families get hands-on and creative, volunteers help with leading the workshops and planning the activities or working with the wider events team for the year round programme of activities.

Garden and parkland

How does the garden grow? Get hands-on helping the team with everything from weeding and pruning to edging and planting. For larger projects join the parkland team or tackle some maintenance if you're 'handy' at DIY.



What is it like to volunteer?

If you've ever considered volunteering then let this short film show a little more of what you might expect volunteering at Beningbrough. Current volunteers and previous volunteers share their experiences and what they like best about it. The video itself was created as a volunteer project in partnership with the University of York.


Front of house

Join the warm and welcoming admissions team to help visitors plan their day, learn more about membership or discover special events on that day.

Join the shop team and help with stock merchandising, sales, raffle ticket promotion, caring for the plants or join the second hand book team to sort, price and re-stock. 

Behind the scenes

Help keep the wheels turning with administrative support, project work or as part of the volunteer recruitment and training team.

If you're interested in all things marketing there are opportunities to write press releases and articles, develop the website & social media, help with promotion and create posters


If food and service is your passion, and you enjoy being in a busy environment, the food and beverage team have opportunities front of house - serving, clearing and assisting with any queues.

If you're inspired by the Great British Bake off and have the skills to match, there could be a place for you in the kitchen.



What happens next?

We'd like to match your skills to the right role depending on your preferences, time commitment and where we currently have a vacancy.

Visit the myvolunteering website to search for current volunteering opportunities near you and apply online.

Email us if you have any further questions or enquiries.

By becoming a volunteer you can inspire others
A volunteer delights a young visitor
By becoming a volunteer you can inspire others

Fancy an away day with a difference?

For bespoke corporate away days and team-building, put on your boots and spend a day on the estate repairing fences, planting hedges or clearing the woods.
Contact us to find out more.

Join the York Association

The York Association of the National Trust (YANT) share a passion for supporting local properties through social activities, walks, trips & events. NT members & non-members equally welcome.