Volunteer at Croft Castle

Join our dedicated volunteer team and help us bring the castle to life for visitors. Pop along to our volunteer open day on Wednesday 23 January between 11am and 2pm to meet the team and find out more.

Help us bring the stories of Croft to life

Castle guides

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?

We're looking for people who love people. Croft is a place which dates back to the Domesday Book and has many rich and interesting stories and moments of history to uncover. You don't need to have historical knowledge of the castle though; we can help you with that when you get started.

Our castle volunteers have freedom to roam inside the castle, sharing stories they love with visitors, showing them parts of the collection they may not have seen before and helping families to engage with some of the memorabilia, costumes, stories and games we have to share.

Find out what Bronda Parsons loves about Croft and why she volunteers with us.

Tour guides

If you love entertaining a crowd or would enjoy showing people parts of the castle they wouldn't normally see, then tour guiding could be for you. All of our volunteer tour guides love to share their knowledge and learning new stories when researching about Croft. Full training will be given and we will give you plenty of time to learn all about Croft before your first tour. Our friendly castle team will help you with everything you need to know.

Some of our volunteers love to play the piano much to the delight of visitors.

Come on in; we're looking for friendly volunteers to help us bring the castle to life
Two volunteers welcoming visitors into the castle at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Come on in; we're looking for friendly volunteers to help us bring the castle to life

Event Volunteers

Working with the Visitor Experience team, you'll be helping us bring to life Croft Castle and nearby Berrington Hall through inspiring events and activity. Help to set up, run and clear away after events such as Home Front weekends, musical performances, exhibition launches, the annual Kite Festival, Father Christmas's workshop and more.

We'd love to hear from you if you're enthusiastic, energetic, innovative and dynamic, with a flair for creating events and activity which engages our audience and inspires them to support the Trust's cause. Check out the opportunity here to find out more and apply.

Dress up, engage with visitors and bring history to life as an Events Volunteer
An Events Volunteer dressed as a laundry maid at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Dress up, engage with visitors and bring history to life as an Events Volunteer

Visitor Reception are also looking for buggy drivers, car parkers and Visitor Welcome Volunteers to support their busy team. First impressions are key and you'll be instrumental in providing outstanding customer service to all of our supporters, ensuring they have all the information they need to enjoy their visit. Full training will be provided for this busy, rewarding role.

Looking for something a little different? Our Carpenters tea-room team are also looking for volunteers to lend a hand and so are the Stables shop. So if you have a passion for delivering exceptional customer service, we'd love to hear from you. 

Meet and greet our supporters in Visitor Reception
Meeting and greeting in Visitor Reception at Croft Castle
Meet and greet our supporters in Visitor Reception

Croft is open seven days a week from Saturday 16 February to Sunday 3 November 2019. The hours are flexible and you can choose which days and how many hours you'd like to give and our team will help you with the rest.

If you're looking for something different to do but aren't quite sure...get in touch and we'll help you get involved. Email us to find out more or call 01568 780246.

You can also drop in to our volunteer open day on Wednesday 23 January from 11am to 2pm to find out more about the roles and meet the teams. Information about how to get started will also be provided at the open day. Click here to find out more.