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
Volunteers clearing vegetation on a working holiday

Try a working holiday 

For a unique experience learning new skills, working with a dedicated team, and seeing our amazing places closer than ever before, why not try a working holiday? From 2 to 7 nights you’ll discover what it’s like to volunteer in one of our places.

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Our volunteers

Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire

Volunteers are an integral part of our Marsden Moor team. Find out more about the variety of jobs on offer.

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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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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 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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Join the team at Upton

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

It’s great to get involved in what we do - it’s fun, interesting and social. Everyone involved helps support our cause. So why not join the team as a volunteer? If you're interested, visit the volunteering pages and register your interest.

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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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Volunteer profile: Meet Liberty Blackmore

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Libby is one of our youngest volunteers. Still at High School, she started volunteering at Oxburgh as something a little different to do with her spare time. Now it’s given her lots of ideas for her future.

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Volunteer profile: Meet Farida Shirley

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Farida first fell in love with Oxburgh almost 20 years ago, now with the kids grown up and free time on her hands, she came back to join the team as a garden volunteer.

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Team volunteering days at Sheffield Park and Garden

Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

Corporate volunteering days at Sheffield Park are not only the perfect way to get to know your team better but also offer the chance to give back to nature and help us look after this special place. 

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Volunteer profile: Meet Belinda Ashman

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Belinda fits in volunteering as a Room Guide with her day job. She’s learnt so much about herself and gained new skills along the way, which are also proving useful outside of her role at Oxburgh.

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Volunteer profile: Meet Cliff I’Anson

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Cliff is a Room Guide at Oxburgh Hall and began volunteering as a way of continuing to socialise with people and keep his mind active following his retirement.

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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.

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From childhood visits to garden digs

Ickworth, Suffolk

Rowan has been volunteering with the gardening team since he was 15, find out how you can get stuck in volunteering whatever your age.

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Volunteering at Claydon

Claydon, Buckinghamshire

Looking for your next adventure? If you’ve got some spare time to lend a hand or interested are interested in learning something new, we’d love to hear from you.

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Volunteering in the White Peak

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak, Derbyshire

Volunteers help to care for special buildings, landscapes and habitats in the Peak District all year round. Find out more here.

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Volunteer at Bradley

Bradley, Devon

Would you like to spend time in this atmospheric setting, sharing your passions, learning new skills and meeting like-minded people? Find out more about becoming a volunteer at Bradley.

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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 Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield, North Somerset

Tyntesfield couldn't run without the wonderful array of volunteers who are involved with all aspects of looking after this special place. Could you bring your talents to the team, at the same time as making friends and learning new skills?