Volunteering at Claydon

Room guide sharing stories with a visitor

Life is one long adventure and we’d love to join in with your next one. Whether you want to put years of skills and experience towards our cause or just want to try something new, we’ll have a role to suit you.

As a charity here to protect our special places for everyone to enjoy, we simply couldn’t do it without the aid of volunteers. From keeping our properties alive with intriguing stories to being at the forefront of conservation, volunteers are the heartbeat of the National Trust.

We're currently looking for:

Conservation team

Do you ever wonder what it’s like to open the shutters of a grand house in the morning or close them and put the house to bed in the evening? Our conservation team help with these tasks and many more to make sure the inside of Claydon looks good and wears well. It's a great time to be a conservation volunteer, being able to see behind the scenes and get involved in the Library ceiling project.

Visitor Experience team

Our visitor's experience is very important and we have lots of different things we do to make their visit the best it can be. You could take photos for our website/social media and you could even look after our social media pages, responding to visitors queries, updating them on what's happening at Claydon and sharing photos and stories with our followers. 

Take an active part in our events, from helping to plan and organise to running them on the day. We also have lots of administration duties that you could get involved with. 


We're setting up a committee of local people to help raise funds to support the running and conservation needs of Claydon. We'd expect a few hours per month in the evenings to get together and participation in occasional events. Ideal for people with big ideas, great networks and enjoy a productive social evening. 

Office support

We are looking for two Office Support volunteers to help us with a variety of administrative tasks, answering the phone, collating data and general office support. This role would be perfect for someone with computer and office skills. Ideally one day per week to suit you. 

General maintenance

The special places in our care need year round work to ensure they remain in good condition and open for visitors. Maintenance is always a better option than repair so we are constantly at work to keep buildings, pathways and walls looking their best. 

As you can imagine there are plenty of not so glamourous but essential jobs to do, not just to keep places looking nice but to protect them from avoidable damage. Staff, volunteers and specialists at properties work hard to manage diverse tasks.

Volunteers chatting at Claydon

Say hello to one of our volunteers: Frank, Volunteer since 2006 

Life is one long adventure and we'd love to join in with your next one. Discover why Frank started volunteering at Claydon and has now been here for 13 years.