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Volunteers at Castle Ward

The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three remarkable volunteers, and thanks to them our vision to care for special places for ever for everyone is very much alive today.

The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters is our top concern and in accordance with Government guidelines on social distancing, our houses, shops, cafes, gardens and parks are now closed. However, many will be grateful for support when they reopen. We are not currently accepting voluneering inquiries but please keep checking for future opportunities once we reopen.

As a volunteer a 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.

Many of our volunteers are involved in visitor facing roles as meeter-greeters, tour guides, and in the second-hand bookshop. Our volunteer tearm are also involved in our programme of events throughout the year from pumpkin carving to dressing up as a Georgian!

Our unfortunate volunteers got the job of safely removing the pond wildlife
Volunteers working to remove wildlife from the pond at Castle Ward
Our unfortunate volunteers got the job of safely removing the pond wildlife

Why Volunteer? 

  • There's a range of benefits for volunteers, including free entry to National Trust places.
  • Residential opportunities for long-term volunteers 
  • Opportunities for learning which will develop your CV
  • Enjoy meeting people from all walks of life - it’s the perfect way to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

How to get involved

See a list of our current volunteering roles

If you have a specific interest that isn’t reflected in the role descriptions and want to speak to someone about donating your time then please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, on email or call on 028 4488 1007.