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 the Marsden Moor team

Marsden Moor Estate, West Yorkshire

Volunteers bring a huge number of skills to many areas of our work at Marsden Moor including plant groups, survey groups, patrols and marketing.

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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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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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Hughenden's volunteer house team at Christmas

Hughenden's house team have been planning the fairy tale Christmas since August, but conservation cleaning stops for no-one. There's no magic wand, so we're extremely thankful for our fairy godmothers.

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Join us as a showroom guide

Knole, Kent

There's more to being a Knole showroom volunteer 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, winter lectures, outings and meals on a regular basis.

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Why I love Blickling...

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

"Its just after 8 am and the air is frosty. Across the fields a low mist hangs. As we load the tractor and trailer our breath forms little clouds. Shortly we leave Able Heath Farm..."

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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.

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A matter of family

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Find out how Nick Hall helps visitors become part of the story.

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Bringing history to life through volunteering

Explore how a volunteering position at Nuffield Place, the former home of car manufacturer William Morris, has helped Carlos Soares settle into the UK while feeding his passion for history.

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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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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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Volunteer at Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield, North Somerset

A range of volunteering roles are available at Tyntesfield from helping with conservation in the house, to volunteering with the visitor team or in the gardens.

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Help with family events

Knole, Kent

We have a very popular programme of events for families and children, from arts and crafts activities to guided park walks.

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Seventeenth century letters discovered at Knole

Knole, Kent

Three letters dating back to the seventeenth century have been discovered under the attic floorboards at Knole. Find out what they say…

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From visiting to volunteering

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Rhona Milner shares her story of how she came to volunteer at Canons Ashby.

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Volunteer Bronda Parsons

Croft Castle and Parkland, Herefordshire

Read more about what brings Bronda to Croft.

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Margaret Marshall, The Workhouse costume volunteer

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Margaret is a volunteer at The Workhouse, in charge of creating wonderful authentic outfits for our costumed storytellers.