Volunteering at Dyrham Park

Conservation in action at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park relies on a brilliant team of more than 200 volunteers and we're always keen to hear from more people willing to help.

Volunteering at Dyrham Park is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and play your part in helping to safeguard the future of this historic house, deer park and garden.

From helping visitors to working with wildlife and caring for the collection, there are a range of roles to suit all interests.

We're currently particularly on the lookout for:

Weekend ranger guides 

Ranger guides are bursting with information, and help our visitors enjoy the parkland and wider estate. This includes delivering inspiring tours to tell them more about Dyrham Park, so they have an enjoyable and memorable visit. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors and being around people, who’s cheerful even when there’s a nip in the air, and who’s keen to learn more about  Dyrham Park, why not join us?

Weekend garden hosts

This new role involves welcoming visitors to the garden, informing them about the different areas to enjoy and pointing out highlights. You will provide a warm, friendly welcome and exceptional customer care. If you love our garden and like being on your feet, moving around and engaging with the general public, but don’t want to lead formal guided walking tours of the garden, this could be the role for you.  

Weekend car park assistants

Dyrham Park can get busy on weekends and with limited parking spaces, we rely on volunteers to help welcome visitors and ensure they're parked properly to make the most use of the space available. If you like people and working outdoors, this could be the role for you. This is a flexible role, with ad hoc opportunities during our busier times - weekends during school holidays and Bank Holidays.

Retail volunteers

Everyone likes a bit of retail therapy, don’t they? We have three different volunteer roles offering this vital service to visitors – all providing great customer service:

Retails assistants help out in the Dyrham Park shop, and love helping people find just the thing they’re looking for, as well as helping us achieve our sales targets. We’re looking for more volunteers to join the team, ideally at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Second hand bookshop assistants volunteer in the second hand bookshop in our Victorian Kitchen. They help to manage presentation standards, creating a welcoming atmosphere to our customers, encouraging them to browse, and creating and recording sales. Opportunities on Wednesdays, Fridays, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Shed shop assistants help run our Shed Shop in the visitor car park which specializes in plant sales, garden products and more. A great role if you have a passion for plants. Opportunities at weekends and Bank Holidays. 

If you're interested in any of the above or finding out what other opportunities there are locally, please visit the National Trust's volunteering website.