Volunteering at Corfe Castle

A volunteer talks to visitors at Corfe Castle

We’re looking for volunteers to help care for Corfe Castle and the surrounding area around Purbeck and make visitors to the castle welcome and make the most of their visit. Do you want to learn new skills, meet new people, share your love of the area and just have fun? Find out all about volunteering here.

Volunteering roles at Corfe Castle

  • Visitor welcome volunteers: help organise and marshal the exciting programme of family-focused events, offer a warm and friendly welcome to visitors and provide information about the castle, events and facilities, helping to ensure visitors have a great experience.
  • Artisan volunteers: help bring the castle’s history to life with traditional crafts — experts and those willing to learn both welcome.
  • Volunteer fundraisers: help promote the National Trust raffle, encouraging visitors to boost funds so we can do more to support the conservation of Corfe Castle and the other special places we look after.
  • Learning guides: help lead education group visits. Teaching experience is not necessary but an interest in working with young people is.


Other way to volunteer

We also have two roles available covering the National Trust’s wider Purbeck estate, including Studland Bay.

  • Handypeople: this friendly group meets twice a week to carry out a range of practical tasks necessary for the upkeep of our buildings and infrastructure across Purbeck. This would suit anyone with DIY skills or trade experience who enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Gardeners: the small but dedicated gardening group is also looking for new members to help look after holiday cottage gardens throughout Purbeck, the vegetable plot which supplies the catering outlets with fresh produce and the tea-room garden in Corfe Castle.


Getting in touch

Whichever role is right for you, you’ll be joining a friendly team of people working for a good cause. For information about volunteering with the National Trust in Purbeck, please contact Rachel Rodman on rachel.rodman@nationaltrust.org.uk.