Volunteer with us at Charlecote

Volunteer in costume outside laundry with visitor at Charlecote

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

Join the team

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.

Whether you'd prefer 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.

If you're interested in joining in with our lively team of volunteers to help us continue looking after this special place, we are hosting a Volunteering Information Day on Tuesday 28 January 2020. To find out more about and to register your interest please email our friendly team and they will get back to you with more details.

We regret we are unable to accommodate under-16s for work experience at the moment as we are fully committed in all departments for 2020. Duke of Edinburgh Award students remain welcome to apply.

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

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?
...research and lead tours on Charlecote's fascinating history?
...sell raffle tickets and raise vital funds for our work?
...help out in the office?

These are just a few of the roles we have available, there are plenty of others.

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.

This year's Working Wednesdays is a particularly important project for us and will focus on these outbuildings.

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

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. Part-time workers with a few hours to spare for volunteering in an area they love also join our team.

We 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.

" It never fails to amaze me that after 12 years at Charlecote my interest in volunteering has never diminished. I still am being asked questions for the first time and entering conversations where I learn new things from our visitors. I've made wonderful long-term friendships here. Walking into Charlecote early in the morning I love the feeling of history, the wonderful vista and the sense of all the people who have created it"
- Neil Chandler

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 visits to local museum and heritage places – 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
The volunteers' summer barbecue is one of the highlights of the year

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

Group visit in Great Hall of Charlecote Park house

How to get started

Follow the link to Volunteering Opportunities and put Charlecote into the search box. Click on the role that interests you, complete the details and we'll get in touch.