The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three remarkable volunteers, and since then volunteers have been integral to all that we do.
As a volunteer at Castle Ward the roles are many and varied. Our volunteers are involved in all aspects of the place, from being outdoors looking after the estate with our rangers to helping indoors, taking part in conservation projects and administration.
At the moment, most of our volunteer roles are focused outdoors, but opportunities will be available to support our Collections and House team throughout the season. If you're a keen gardener or looking to spend more time outdoors, check out the roles we have available. We'd love to work with the skills and experience of our local community, so even if there's not a role that jumps out to you - fill in a speculative form and let us know about the skills that you could bring to the team.
What could I be doing?
House - acting as a room steward when the house is open to the public, helping look after our historic objects or learning new conservation techniques alongside our team
Retail - helping sort and price new products, creating displays, interacting with the public and dealing with enquiries and working within a small team
Rangers - supporting invasive species removal, helping with conservation of our new meadows or looking after our farmyard animals
- Get a range of experience of the day to day of looking after a historic estate
- Opportunities to take training courses in relevant experience
- Develop skills in your chosen role to take on to employment
- Enjoy working part of a small and dedicated team
- Spend more time outdoors and enjoying nature
- Enjoy meeting people from all walks of life - it's the perfect way to meet like minded people and make new friends
- Linking up with other departments and National Trust sites
- Enjoy free access to our places with your volunteer card