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

Sugar Loaf in the Brecon Beacons, Powys

Join our team

Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire

Volunteers bring a huge number of skills to many areas of our work at Marsden Moor.


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!


Life as a volunteer at Mr Straw's House

Mr Straw's House, Nottinghamshire

Find out what it's like to be a volunteer at Mr Straw's House through the thoughts of Isobel.


Volunteer at Grange Barn

Grange Barn, Essex

Get more involved with our work at the barn. There’s lots to do, behind the scenes, helping visitors or using your practical skills. Make new friends, learn about the estate and volunteer with us.


Volunteer at Kinver Edge

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, Staffordshire

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers that help us look after Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. Take a look at jobs they help us with and how to get involved and join the team yourself.


Join us as a visitor welcome volunteer

Knole, Kent

Join us as a visitor welcome volunteer and you'll be working with a friendly team to greet visitors and ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience at Knole.


Nicola Cornick, writer in residence

Nicola Cornick, tells us how she became writer-in-residence, at Ashdown House in Berkshire.


Volunteering at Packwood

Packwood House, Warwickshire

Hear what some of our volunteers say about helping at Packwood, and find out how you could join the team.


Getting to know a volunteer photographer role

Clive James and Rod Stowell - known as ‘Clod’ by Lacock Abbey staff - are experienced amateur photographers, who photographed the house collection at several of our places.


A day in the life of Nick

Greenway, Devon

Nick volunteers in the house and Boathouse at Greenway, and he also helps out with events and leads talks and tours. He's taken the time to share what volunteering is like for him.


Become a garden volunteer at Calke

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Join our garden team and help bring the gardens to life.


Otter expert and Volunteer Ranger, Jim Bebbington

With my wife, Marilyn, I volunteer as a National Trust ranger on the Stackpole Estate in South Pembrokeshire, leading guided walks to help our visitors see the wildlife on the estate.

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Roy Isherwood: Holding back the years in Langdale

Sticklebarn and The Langdales, Cumbria

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.


Spring in the Community Kitchen Gardens

Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Spring is a busy time in the Community Kitchen Gardens. Volunteer Nina let's us know what the team are getting up to...


Organising events give Andrew a real buzz

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Meet Andrew, who volunteers his time to deliver fun-packed events at Upton House & Gardens.


Tea-room volunteer at Greyfriars House and Garden

Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire

Volunteer Val talks about her experience helping out in the tea-room at Greyfriars House and Garden, providing the teas in our garden come rain or shine.


Join us as a room guide

Knole, Kent

There's more to being a Knole room guide than meets the eye. As well as meeting and helping visitors, our volunteers enjoy a lively social scene, with study hours on a variety of topics, lectures, outings and meals on a regular basis.


A day in the life of Judith

Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Judith Mills began volunteering through her interest in Gilbert and Sullivan. She tells us all about her experiences as a room guide, sharing her passion for the operettas and the family behind the Gilbert and Sullivan Company.