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
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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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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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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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Helping in Knole's garden

Knole, Kent

Garden guides enjoy helping visitors find their way around the garden and explaining what there is to see within the walls.

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A day in the life of Master Barneby

Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire

Volunteers at Brockhampton bring history alive with costumed characters from the estate's past.

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Volunteer at The Workhouse

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

From being a room guide to gardening, there's a role to suit everyone and we always welcome new faces to our friendly team of helpers.

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Volunteer at Lodge Park and Sheborne Park Estate

Lodge Park and Sherborne 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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Volunteering stories Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, County Londonderry

Have you every wanted to volunteer whether it be to improve your CV, make friends or give something back to your community, or maybe you just love the outdoors and nature? Then why not join the National Trust, a conservation charity with its aim to protect and preserve these special sites forever for everyone.

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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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Upton House breaks a Guinness World Record

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Upton house are officially the world record holder for the longest line of knitted bunting. So many people came together to achieve this tremendous feat, more than doubling the world record with their knitting, threading and sewing skills.

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A day in the life of Sue

Bradley, Devon

Sue, a new 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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Become a house volunteer at Calke

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Would you like to become a house volunteer?

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Summer volunteering at Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Engage with families and bring the outdoors to life as a summer volunteer.

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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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Room Guiding at Greyfriars House and Garden

Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire

Greyfriars House and Garden has a fascinating and complex history - find out how our volunteers share the amazing stories.

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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.