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

Visitors exploring the interior at Birmingham Back to Backs, West Midlands
Carlos Soares in the garden of Nuffield Place

Bringing history to life through volunteering 

Explore how a volunteering position at Nuffield Place, the former home of car manufacturer William Morris, has helped Carlos Soares settle into the UK while feeding his passion for history.

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Join our team

Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire

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

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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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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.

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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.

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Meet Louise and Peter

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Meet Louise and Peter, who volunteer together here at Sutton Hoo on why they decided to join our team.

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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.

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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.

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Volunteer Open Days at Dunster Castle and Coleridge Cottage

Come along to a Volunteer Open Day at Dunster Castle or Coleridge Cottage to find out about volunteering opportunities in 2018.

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Hughenden's volunteer house team at Christmas

Hughenden's house team have been planning the fairy tale Christmas since August, but conservation cleaning stops for no-one. There's no magic wand, so we're extremely thankful for our fairy godmothers.

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Why I love Blickling...

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

"Its just after 8 am and the air is frosty. Across the fields a low mist hangs. As we load the tractor and trailer our breath forms little clouds. Shortly we leave Able Heath Farm..."

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A matter of family

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Find out how Nick Hall helps visitors become part of the story.

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Volunteer at Croome

Croome, Worcestershire

There are plenty of ways to get involved and help at Croome. From groups and associations to regular volunteering roles, find out how you can make a difference.

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Margaret Marshall, The Workhouse costume volunteer

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Margaret is a volunteer at The Workhouse, in charge of creating wonderful authentic outfits for our costumed storytellers.

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House volunteer recruitment day

Barrington Court, Somerset

Come and find out about joining our Court House Welcome Team who bring to life the story of Colonel Lyles 1920’s restoration of this beautiful Tudor Manor.

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Help with family events

Knole, Kent

We have a very popular programme of events for families and children, from arts and crafts activities to guided park walks.

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Volunteer Bronda Parsons

Croft Castle and Parkland, Herefordshire

Read more about what brings Bronda to Croft.

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Bringing history to life through volunteering

Explore how a volunteering position at Nuffield Place, the former home of car manufacturer William Morris, has helped Carlos Soares settle into the UK while feeding his passion for history.

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Volunteering at Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, Kent

Can you spare just three hours a week? If so, you could spend it at this majestic, moated manor house and bring a little magic into your life by joining our family of fantastic volunteers.