Volunteering at Castle Drogo

A volunteer talking to a visitor

Get involved with the six year conservation project to save Castle Drogo. While the castle has changed many of the roles have stayed the same.

" The team have all made that experience of volunteering a great pleasure and your warm welcome on every occasion that I have been in has made the task of being a volunteering a commendable experience, as we have all felt valued members of the house team. I could have gone to nearer properties to my home but I am glad that I responded to Castle Drogo in the first instance."
- Terry, Viewing tower volunteer
There are great perks to volunteering. Whether you want to improve your CV, make new friends or just want to give something back, making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.
Head behind the scenes and find out what goes into running Castle Drogo or learn about our precious collections and the history of the house. While the interior of the house has changed many volunteer roles are the same.

Room guides

Spend time in incredible surroundings, welcoming visitors to the castle and telling them stories about this magical place.

Viewing Tower volunteer

If you’ve got a head for heights this role is for you. These volunteers manage the viewing tower showing visitors the building work progressing on the roof below.

Buggy drivers

Our buggy drivers provide transport between visitor reception and the castle.

Events volunteer

This role is suitable for those who would like to volunteer on more of an ad hoc basis. This could be helping at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt or Edwardian country fair.

Volunteer socials

Volunteering is not only rewarding but also great fun. We have a wide range of social events for our volunteers to relax and get to know each other, from our Christmas and summer parties to quizzes and our day outings. We also have an extensive training menu, last year some of the training consisted of going to Blackenstone Quarry to learn more about where the granite that built Castle Drogo came from and a First World War seminar.

This is only a small selection of our volunteer roles. Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Alice Coombs on 01647 434114 or alice.coombs@nationaltrust.org.uk  to find out how you can get involved. Or you can search for opportunities here.