Celebrating our 600 volunteers at Blickling Estate

For Volunteers Week, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all our wonderful volunteers across the Blickling Estate. We really couldn't do all our important work conserving the estate without each and every one of them. We caught up with four volunteers, to find out what their roles entail and what they most love about their work.

A garden volunteer kneeling down in the walled garden

Meet Peter

Having spent 27 years in Australia with a 43 acre farm, on his return to the UK, Peter decided to come back to his roots, and volunteer at one of his favourite places, Blickling Estate.

A volunteer in the bookshop putting books on a shelf

Meet Ruth

Having worked for the National Trust in the past, on retirement Ruth decided to return to Blickling in a different capacity, this time volunteering in the bookshop.

Claudia with her golden retriever at Blickling

Meet Claudia

Claudia moved to the UK ten years ago from Germany and is one of our new countryside volunteers, helping visitors make the most of their visit to Blickling Estate.

A volunteer shows a visitor a map of Blickling Estate

Meet Karen

Blickling Estate welcomes 150,000 visitors through the doors every year and we couldn't do it without our band of volunteers who give a warm and friendly welcome to everyone as they arrive. Meet one of them, Karen.