Volunteer with us

We're looking for friendly and approachable people with an interest and a passion for the work of the National Trust and Buckland Abbey. Ideally, you'd be able to offer a regular amount of time each week but we also have a lot of part time opportunities available to suit any busy schedule. In exchange we offer training and the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.

Join the volunteer team and help to share Buckland's stories

Room guide

Love to spin a good yarn? With over 700 years of history, Buckland Abbey has a myriad of great tales to tell. As a room guide, you'll bring those stories to life for visitors of all ages to enjoy. With flexible rotas, there is a volunteering opportunity to fit in with any busy schedules.

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Events host

There's nothing like a fun day out, and Event Assistants help us to make them happen at Buckland Abbey. From looking after our fun family activities during the school break to helping us to organise larger events - no two days are the same.

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Catering Assistant

Imagine a world without cakes! Catering Assistants help provide fantastic customer service to help visitors refuel and refresh during their visit to Buckland Abbey. They will take orders, serve food and drink and help keep the tea room looking lovely. You will also be able to help run catering stands at major events. But don't worry - you wont be asked to bake or cook!

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Education Assistant

What was life in the past really like? Education Assistants help bring the history of Buckland Abbey to life and know how to make learning fun. You do not need to have any teaching experience to volunteer for this role, just a love of history and learning.

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Welcome Volunteer

Roll out the red carpet! We need to give a warm welcome, as well as any important information visitors will need to get the most out of their day. Visitor Welcome volunteers are multi-tasking superstars who can brighten up even the rainiest day!

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Buggy Driver

Buggy Drivers provide a shuttle service for visitors to and from the car park. The service is open to everyone who wishes to use the buggy. It’s all about making sure our visitors have a great experience when they come to us. A full driving licence is required. We can only accept applications for weekend buggy driving.