Volunteer with us

Can you tell a great tale, or are you a keen gardener? From buggy driving to raffle ticket selling, there's a role for everyone at Buckland. Here are just a few of the opportunities available at the moment - do get in touch to find out more.

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.

Volunteer Rosemarie selling raffle tickest at Coughton Court, Warwickshire


As a charity, we rely on donations raised through things like the sale of raffle tickets to fund vital conservation work. Can you help us to look after special places like Buckland Abbey for ever, for everyone?

Whittle and Burn at Buckland Abbey

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.

A waiter carries a bowl of soup

Catering Assistant

Imagine a world without cakes! Catering Assistants understand the importance of a little sit-down, and help visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit to Buckland Abbey.

Group of school girls on the floor working over a large piece of paper

Education Assistant

What was life in the past really like? Education Assistants aren’t afraid to don a mob cap or waistcoat to show us, and know how to make learning fun. They’re great at inspiring young people with practical activities.

2018 Membership Pack

Membership and Visitor Welcome Assistant

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!