Volunteer with us

Volunteer in costume outside laundry with visitor at Charlecote

We'd love to hear from you - get involved and join nearly 300 volunteers of all ages and interests who bring Charlecote to life every day.

Volunteering at Charlecote is a chance to enjoy new experiences, make friends, learn skills, broaden your knowledge and share your enthusiasm. For many it's as simple as giving something back.

Find an opportunity near you.

Whether you'd like to be front-of-house or behind-the-scenes, there's always a role to suit.
Just a few hours one day a week (or fortnight) from all our volunteers enables us to make Charlecote the lively, fascinating place our visitors love.

What could you be doing today?
Costumed volunteer cooking in Victorian kitchen at Charlecote

Could you…

...be a room guide?
...talk to our visitors as a costumed interpreter in the Victorian kitchen?
...lead tours on wildlife or horticulture in the park and gardens?
...sell raffle tickets?
...help out in the office?

We're particularly interested in hearing from anyone who would like to be involved in our team creating a lively bustling atmosphere around the brewhouse, laundry and tackroom. This area can be one of the most memorable experiences for our visitors when it's brought to life.

Everyone is welcome

Our diverse volunteering team comprises people from all walks of life, many of whom are active retired people who aren’t ready to put up their feet yet.

We also have family volunteers where older children sometimes join their volunteering parents. Many of those parents find that the flexibility of a few hours volunteering mid-week fits in perfectly around school hours.

There are students who volunteer here too, gaining valuable experience before moving on to employment within the National Trust and elsewhere.

Gain more from your volunteering

For our regular volunteers we offer free National Trust entry, discounts in our shops and restaurants, social events and visits, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes talks – and there's free cake most days!

The volunteers' summer barbecue is one of the highlights of the year
Sunset and silhouettes at volunteer summer barbecue at Charlecote Park

We send out a fortnightly newsletter to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening at Charlecote, and you can find out more with the National Trust's MyVolunteering website for volunteers everywhere.

Join a local supporter group

There are several supporter groups in and around Warwickshire which enjoy close links with Charlecote and other National Trust properties in the area. It's a great way to make friends, get involved and find out more about the places you love with visits and talks.

Local heritage volunteering

There's a one-stop place to find out about volunteering with heritage organisations throughout south Warwickshire. This covers Charlecote as well as other non-National Trust places in the area such as Compton Verney and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. See below for links.

" I honestly love every moment I spend here..."
- Ruth Longoni, Kitchen Volunteer