Volunteer with us at Charlecote

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Charlecote’s volunteers make every day special for our visitors. Get involved and join over 300 volunteers of all ages and interests who bring this special place to life every day.

How to find out more

We'll be holding an Open Day for potential volunteers later this year. Look out on social media and on the website for updates.

To find out more and to register your interest please email our friendly team and we'll get back to you with more details.

Could you help us with delicate conservation and cleaning work?
Cleaning and conservation work on wooden buffet in Charlecote Park dining room
Could you help us with delicate conservation and cleaning work?

Are you a people person?

We love to make our visitors as feel as engaged and interested in Charlecote as we are. Our roles involve sharing our stories – past and future - with visitors and working as part of one of the many small teams indoors and outdoors. You could be chatting about the gardens or letting people know about exciting new projects.

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.

What’s your secret super-power?

You don’t need to be an expert or history buff. We’re looking for genuine enthusiasm for history, the landscape or wildlife and also a willingness to discover what really excites you about this special place so you can share it with our visitors.

If you have a specialist skill that you think would be useful at Charlecote, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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

What does Charlecote offer?

There’s plenty of training and support from staff and fellow volunteers, with a comprehensive induction for each new volunteer, so you’ll be well equipped and confident to represent us.

There are opportunities to get involved in other roles, practical tasks and much more once you are up and running in one of the roles.

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! We also send out a fortnightly newsletter to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening at Charlecote.

How often do you want to volunteer?

Flexibility is the key. You don’t need to do a regular day or come every week to volunteer with us.  But you can if that suits you.

Rostering is self-managed via our online booking system so you sign up for when you can come – it’s entirely in your control.  Some roles lend themselves to more seasonal time commitments, while others are available all the time.

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

Everyone is welcome

Our volunteer team is a diverse and eclectic mix of enthusiastic people of all ages from all walks of life.

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.

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.