Join the Cragside team

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Fancy volunteering in a fantastic location? We are always looking for new faces to join our friendly and active team of volunteers. Whether assisting with the conservation of the collection, bringing Cragside’s story to life for visitors or maintaining outdoor spaces, our volunteers form an integral part of the team.

Valued Volunteers

We could not achieve the amount of work we do at Cragside without the help of our volunteers. Working alongside staff, volunteers help us to meet and exceed ambitious targets.

Bring the Cragside story to life!

Whether you fancy becoming a Room Guide or a member of our behind the scenes teams, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Inspire the next generation

Learning assistants help to deliver our varied education programme. If you are enthusiastic about helping children learn whilst having fun this could be for you. 

Get out and about and help preserve our dramatic landscape

Keep fit, active and have fun supporting the Cragside Rangers in a wide variety of physical tasks. No experience necessary but an enthusiasm for being outdoors, in all weathers is essential. 

Take care of our beautiful Formal Garden and Rock Garden

Maintaining the gardens is more than just weeding, although we do a lot of this! You can also get involved with pruning, planting and propagation, learning and sharing skills along the way. Enjoy the fresh air and stunning views, stay active and make friends.

Look after our trees

Do you enjoy working outdoors in all weathers? Would you like to help our foresters manage the Cragside landscape? Tasks range from restoring wildflower grassland, managing trees, planting, fencing & reclaiming habitats. 

Interested? Get in touch!

Our volunteering opportunities are not limited to the above list so if you think you have any other ideas and skills that you would like to share and develop with the National Trust then please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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