Meet our volunteers

Find out why volunteers give up their time to look after our places. Read our full collection of volunteer profiles and articles

Volunteer with visitors in the kitchen garden at Osterley Park and House, London
Volunteer Roy working in a wall in Langdale

Roy Isherwood: Holding back the years in Langdale 

Roy Isherwood volunteers in Langdale helping our Rangers with practical conservation tasks. This year, on 1 March, Roy turned 86. Find out why he thinks volunteering is keeping him young at heart.

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Join the team at Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Oxburgh is a very special place. Have you ever considered making Oxburgh more than a visit? Whatever your skills and interests, there are plenty of ways you can get involved!

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Upton House breaks a Guinness World Record

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Upton house are officially the world record holder for the longest line of knitted bunting. So many people came together to achieve this tremendous feat, more than doubling the world record with their knitting, threading and sewing skills.

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Volunteer at Lodge Park and Sheborne Park Estate

Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate, Gloucestershire

Our dedicated team of volunteers work tirelessly to keep Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate at it's best all year round.

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Volunteer profile: meet Richard Porter

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

Richard Porter started volunteering with the National Trust in 2002 and has contributed thousands of hours to the countryside team at Blakeney National Nature Reserve.

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Meet Peter

Quebec House, Kent

After a meeting of the Orpington and Chislehurst Branch of the National Trust, Peter decided to join us here at Quebec House as a Room Guide back in 2006. 13 years later and he tells us in his own words why he keeps volunteering with us.

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Volunteer At The Home of Sir Winston Churchill

Chartwell, Kent

Are you looking for a new challenge? Meeting new people? Learning new skills? From Room Stewards to Garden Tour Guides, find out about our volunteering opportunities here.

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Volunteer profile: meet Hanne Siebers

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

A love of Blakeney Point meant Hanne Siebers jumped at the chance to sign up as a volunteer ranger in August 2018.

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Meet Quebec House volunteer, Alison

Quebec House, Kent

After retiring, Alison was looking for a new volunteering opportunity that would suit her. Find out why she decided to become a Conservation Volunteer at Quebec House in her own words here.

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Volunteer at Greyfriars

Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire

Discover exciting volunteer opportunities and find out how you can help look after Greyfriars.

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Katie Pitman

Clandon Park, Surrey

Katie has been volunteering at Clandon Park since summer 2018. Flexible volunteering hours have made it possible for her to give her time whenever she wants, enabling her to meet new people, get to know the area and learn more about a place she’s grown to love.

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Helping in Knole's garden

Knole, Kent

Garden guides enjoy helping visitors find their way around the garden and explaining what there is to see within the walls.

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A day in the life of Sue

Bradley, Devon

Sue, a room guide volunteer, started in April 2016 after she moved to the area. She shares why she began volunteering and what it is like for her.

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A day in the life of Bob

Compton Castle, Devon

A great team of volunteers help to keep Compton Castle ticking like clockwork. Volunteer gardener Bob gives us an insight into the well-oiled machine, and shares what he enjoys the most.

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Meet Jill

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

One of our volunteers, Jill talks about how she brings her skills to Sutton Hoo.

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Meet Tony at the Ministry of Information

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Tony loves introducing the Banking for Victory story at Upton

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Volunteer profile: Meet Ian Baxter-Pownall

Horsey Windpump, Norfolk

Ian Baxter-Pownall joined the newly formed windpump volunteer team at Horsey Windpump as a volunteer in 2018.

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Volunteering in the Gertrude Jekyll garden

Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Gordon has been volunteering at the Gertrude Jekyll Garden at Lindisfarne Castle since 2015 and Helen joined him in 2018 – oh and Phoebe their dog comes along too.

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What's it like to volunteer in the house at Scotney Castle?

Scotney Castle, Kent

Are you interested in volunteering? Here what Maz, a house volunteer here at Scotney, has to say about her experiences.