Summer volunteering at Calke Abbey

family at Calke Explore, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Our outdoor play areas are open every day this summer – we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to engage with families and bring the outdoors to life. Or how about volunteering as a family? Find out about our seasonal volunteering opportunities below.

Calke Explore facilitator

Calke Explore is our natural woodland play area where children can explore the environment and get closer to nature.

Our volunteer facilitators bring the outdoors to life. You'll be welcoming visitors and interacting with families to help them get the most out of Calke Explore. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are available during the summer months.

Family fun at Calke Explore
fun at Calke Explore, Calke Abbey, Midlands
Family fun at Calke Explore


Garden of Imagination facilitator

The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination! This open meadow is a safe and playful space where families can explore the grass labyrinth, climb into a giant beehive, play garden games and let their imaginations run wild.

Our volunteer facilitators bring the garden story to life. You'll be welcoming visitors, helping families to connect with the outdoors and encouraging imaginative play. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are available during the summer months.

Family time in the Garden of Imagination
Family enjoying garden games at Calke Abbey, Midlands
Family time in the Garden of Imagination

Getting involved

If you would like more information about our summer volunteering opportunities – please get in touch with us on 01332 695310, email calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk or apply online using the link below.