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

Visitors exploring the interior at Birmingham Back to Backs, West Midlands
Carlos Soares in the garden of Nuffield Place

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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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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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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Knole Archaeology Unwrapped

Knole, Kent

From time to time, we organise special archaeology and conservation events at Knole. These hands-on workshops are taught by our professional team and vary from a one-off activity day to a two-week course.

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Meet Andrew

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Meet Andrew, one of our excellent Exhibition volunteers.

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Become a park walk leader

Knole, Kent

With 1,000 acres to explore, you can show visitors parts of Knole Park they have never seen before.

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Hear from a Calke volunteer

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

"When you’re not here, you really miss it!” Find out what house volunteer, Becky, had to say about her experiences of volunteering at Calke Abbey.

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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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Storytelling and Shenanigans

Ickworth, Suffolk

Hear Wendy's reasons for volunteering at Ickworth and why she is so grateful for Frederick, the 1st Marquess for finishing the House.

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Volunteer profile: Stephanie Popp

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

We caught up with Stephanie for a quick chat about what attracted her to a volunteering role and how she has adapted to life in rural Northern Ireland.

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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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Volunteer case study, David Robertson, Prior Park

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Somerset

Prior Park volunteer David Robertson tells us how his role has evolved from garden guide to co-ordinating the recruiting and training of new garden guides.

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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.

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House volunteer recruitment day

Barrington Court, Somerset

Come and find out about joining our Court House Welcome Team who bring to life the story of Colonel Lyles 1920’s restoration of this beautiful Tudor Manor.

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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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Volunteer Bronda Parsons

Croft Castle and Parkland, Herefordshire

Read more about what brings Bronda to Croft.

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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.