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 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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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.

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Volunteering on the Buscot and Coleshill Estates

The Buscot and Coleshill Estates, Wiltshire

Interested in volunteering? Join the team on the Buscot and Coleshill Estates and get stuck in with a variety of roles and help look after our woods and countryside sites.

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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.

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Tea-room volunteer at Greyfriars

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.

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Meet Richard

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Richard gives his story on why he decided to volunteer here at Sutton Hoo.

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Young volunteers at Greenway

Greenway, Devon

At Greenway, young people are becoming volunteers part of their studies, and finding the love for the role and the place gets under their skin. Volunteer Reporter Scarlett met up with two young volunteers to find out about their experiences.

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Chris Mitchell: Why I volunteer

Chris Mitchell is a volunteer retail assistant at Kingston Lacy, Dorset. He tells us about how he finds his role rewarding helping to keep the shop running smoothly.

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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.

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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.

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Nicola Cornick, writer in residence

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

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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.

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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.

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Become a garden volunteer at Calke

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

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

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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.