Volunteer with us 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.
Come along to find out more
We have plenty of volunteer roles coming up in 2019 across the whole property. Pop in to the Gatehouse to see us on Saturday 7 September or Wednesday 11 September between 10.30am and 3.00pm and we can answer all your questions and give you plenty of information.
Find out how you can help us look after the house and parkland, whether on a regular basis or ad hoc. You'll be amazed by the opportunities on offer, we have something for all skills and interests.
It would be helpful if you can sign up through the How to Get Started link below, but it's not essential.
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.
...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..."
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"
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!
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.
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.