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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Volunteer Bronda Parsons

Croft Castle and Parkland, Herefordshire

Discover more about what brings Bronda and her grandaughter Marli, to volunteer at Croft Castle in Herefordshire.

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From visiting to volunteering

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Rhona Milner shares her story of how she became a volunteer room guide and day leader at Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire.

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Fiona's knitting victory

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Fiona tells us about her role in the bunting world record attempt and how it has captured everyone’s enthusiasm.

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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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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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Nicola Cornick, writer in residence

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

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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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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.

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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 at Greyfriars

Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire

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

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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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Ex-pupil and Croome Volunteer - Peter Chlebko

Croome, Worcestershire

Learn more about What is Home ex-pupil and Croome Volunteer, Peter Chlebko

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Meet Andrew

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Meet Andrew, one of our excellent Exhibition volunteers.

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Chris has expanded her role by getting involved in research projects

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Chris, who volunteers in the house, has been part of our research projects groups finding out all about the 'importance of the carrot' in wartime!

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Meet Louise and Peter

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

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