Volunteer at Berrington Hall

A volunteer cleaning and taking an image of a wooden box

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.

We have a number of exciting projects going on so we really need your help. From bringing the mansion to life to taking part in our up and coming projects; getting involved can really be rewarding and fun.

You don’t need any qualifications or specific experience, you just need to be willing to get involved and enjoy a new challenge. Training is provided and you’ll have a buddy to help you find your feet. The time commitment is once a fortnight, or as little or as much as you can spare. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

" I have joined the really welcoming team in the house"
- Juliet Hall, Mansion Guide

Our volunteers say

‘My wife and I moved house to Leominster with a smaller garden than we had before. So helping to tend the vegetable patch and gardens has been great. I grow a much wider variety of plants than I did before and digging really keeps me fit.’ Percy Manton, Garden Volunteer

Anyone can be involved in one of our many projects, outdoors or in
Two young boys helping mend a fence
Anyone can be involved in one of our many projects, outdoors or in

‘When the children finally flew the nest, days became too quiet. Now I volunteer for Berrington Hall. I’ve joined the really welcoming team in the house. I help one day a week sometimes, which is great to get me out and about.’ Juliet Hall, Mansion Guide

Anyone can find something they love here at Berrington
Volunteers working on the flowerbed
Anyone can find something they love here at Berrington

There are plenty of different roles you can do from customer facing room guides to back office supports. We will always welcome more help in every part of Berrington. You never know which one of our projects will inspire you to get involved. What with a series of new installations around the mansion, anything might grab you.

Here are a couple of examples but contact us to find out more.

Conservation Volunteer

If you love history and want to help preserve Berrington then this could be the team for you. You could join our conservation team and help them to protect this special place. Responsibilities vary and each day is different as you look to preserve new items with different requirements all the time.

We have a lot of vital conservation work happening all the time
Conservation being done on one of the collections
We have a lot of vital conservation work happening all the time

Business Support Assistant

Do you love a good spreadsheet and always know where the stapler is? The Business Support Assistant tasks may be simple, like filing, but it’s what keeps the property running smoothly. If you're interested in this essential role then please get in touch.

Room Guide

As a Room Guide you'll be joining a dedicated team who bring Berrington Hall to life for visitors. You will help visitors explore the Georgian grandeur of the house and discover the stories of the families and servants who lived and worked there.

Volunteer at the front of house welcoming guests
Volunteer at the front of house talking to guests
Volunteer at the front of house welcoming guests

Events and Activities Assistant

There's nothing like a fun day out; and these assistants make them happen by helping with everything from children's craft activities to theatre performances and Christmas events. This is for you if you're cheerful, positive and like meeting people.

There is such a wide range of volunteering roles including conservation
A man cleaning a very fragile tea pot
There is such a wide range of volunteering roles including conservation

Catering team

If you are interested in being part of a fast paced team that is the beating heart of every visitors experience of Berrington then why not join our catering team?

This is the ideal role for the individual understands the importance of a little sit-down, and can help visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit to Berrington.

You can read more about all of our opportunities by searching the volunteering website.

Retail Assistant

Our friendly shop team always welcome any help. If you like being surrounded by beautfiul National Trust items then this could be the role for you. With chances to be a Retail Assistant, a Store Room Assistant or even a Plant Assistant for our wide range of plants for sale, why not come and have a go?

Visitor Reception 

Our Visitor Reception is a hive of activity. As the first place that all of our visitors see, we like to make sure they are greeted with a smile and are made to feel welcome. So, if you're a caring and positive individual then our Visitor Reception team would be the ideal place for you. We have opportunities to be a Buggy Driver, a Raffle Volunteer or even a Welcome Volunteer. If any of these sound of interest to you, then why not get in touch?

Get in touch

We also have other needs for help with administration, in the shop, ticket office, as well as in the wider parkland and with events. You will be part of a team; you can share your skills and gain new ones, make new friends and most importantly have some fun


An original map of the designs of the grounds of berrington

Help! Help! Help! The Georgian garden restoration 

Help us with our crucial Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds restoration project and help restore this rare 'Capability' Brown design to its original Georgian style