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
Working holiday participants at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

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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Family volunteering at Ickworth

Ickworth, Suffolk

Whatever your age there's an opportunity to volunteer at Ickworth. Read about Helen and Freddie's experience of family volunteering

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What's it like to volunteer as a carpenter at Scotney Castle?

Scotney Castle, Kent

Are you interested in volunteering? Hear what Steve, a carpenter volunteer here at Scotney, has to say about his experiences.

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Volunteer at Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Find out about how to get involved with the volunteer team at Canons Ashby and see how volunteering could benefit you.

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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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Volunteer At The Home of Sir Winston Churchill

Chartwell, Kent

Are you looking for a new challenge? Meeting new people? Learning new skills? From Room Stewards to Garden Tour Guides, find out about our volunteering opportunities here.

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Volunteer Stories: Valmai

Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd

It’s something so completely different from anything you might have done before but you have to try it to see. You just might be surprised as to how much you get into it.

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Sheila's Ashridge volunteer story

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

Sheila has been volunteering at Ashridge for over a year and loves every minute of it.

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Meet Sue

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Sue retired in 2018 and was looking for a fun way to help fill her time and meet new people. She has now found herself doing things she had never done before, and feels as though being at Sutton Hoo has re-energised her. Read her story to find out more...

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Meet Tony

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Tony has volunteered for several years at both Sutton Hoo and Flatford. Mainly found in the café, he talks us through what he enjoys most about his roles and offers some top tips for anybody interested in volunteering.

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Volunteer profile: Meet Dawn Jones

Hidcote, Gloucestershire

Whether helping our gardens to flourish or supporting the operations team, volunteers play a vital role in the day to day running of Hidcote. We catch up with one volunteer who shares her story.

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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.