Volunteer at Croome

Croome is brought to life and opens its doors thanks to our dynamic team of volunteers.

Currently recruiting

Orchard Team

We are recruiting for 4 – 6 volunteers for our Orchard Team for year-round conservation work on our historic cider orchard. This is a weekly position approx.. 9:30 – 12:30. Tools and training provided and covers all of our Portfolio properties: The Firs, Middle Littleton Tithe Barn and The Fleece. Contact the Volunteering Coordinator at Croome to apply or for more details CroomeVolunteering@nationaltrust.org.uk

Food & Beverage Team

Helping our catering operation either in the kitchen or front of house

Garden Stewards

Protecting and supervising our inner parkland and orientating visitors – needed particularly at weekends

RAF Defford Museum

Sharing our aviation museum by telling stories of Croome’s wartime past

Raffle Ticket Volunteers

Helping to fundraise our conservation projects by selling Raffle Tickets

Croome Court Guides

Bringing Croome Court alive to our visitors every day

Walled Garden Stewards

Engaging with our visitors in the Walled Garden in summer (Fri-Sun)

Inspire People

Our volunteers are involved with a huge breadth of roles from sharing the unique stories of Croome’s history, welcoming our visitors, helping behind the scenes in keeping our offices ticking over and ensuring our parkland and shrubberies are always looks there best through the changing seasons.

" Being involved in a restoration project in such a great place is a privilege."
- Croome Volunteer

You don’t need to know everything as we are looking for volunteers who have buckets of enthusiasm, embrace change and development and would like to be part of a diverse volunteer team.  You’ll discover lots of information and history about Croome, sharing the snippets you love with our visitors.

If you are interested in volunteering at Croome why not read about what brings some of our volunteers here every day. 

We are a fast-paced, evolving place so we have a wide range of varied roles to help with as Croome grows.  If you love meeting people and making new friends, then we’d love you to join the friendly and dedicated team.  Click on the link below to check out which roles we are currently looking to fill at Croome to see what you fancy.

Have a look at what is available by searching the volunteer opportunites.

" “The view from the church takes my breath away every time I arrive, a fantastic place to volunteer and make new friends”"
- Croome Volunteer
James and Kate Benstead in the Walled Gardens
Croome Volunteers in the walled gardens
James and Kate Benstead in the Walled Gardens

RAF Defford Museum

A secret airfield in WW2 where airborne radar systems were developed and tested is another important period in the long and varied history of Croome.

Tucked away in part of the wartime RAF Sick Quarters, the RAF Defford Museum tells the intriguing stories of the people and aircraft involved with technology that helped to win the Battle of the Atlantic, provided accurate navigation in support of Bomber Command and allowed the world’s first automatic landing of a Defford aircraft close to Croome Park.

Our volunteers are keen to share these stories with visitors and to hear the tales that visitors bring to us.  If you are interested in the history of World War 2 and the people who contributed so much to the Allied victory, this may be the place for you to volunteer.  To find out more, contact National Trust Croome on 01905 371006, or email: croome@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Also for more information visit the Defford Airfield Heritage Group website

The Friends of Croome

The Friends is an official National Trust supporter group and aims to promote Croome's work, fundraise and to provide social activities.
Many projects have been completed thanks to the Friends and their range of events is always very popular. Visit the Friends of Croome Website

Want to meet more like-minded people?

Join in at a National Trust Centre; social groups of National Trust members that promote the work of its local National Trust places with lots of events to raise money and enjoy good company.
Local centres include Worcester and Malvern and Cheltenham and Gloucester.
" Contributing to maintaining something special for everyone."
- Croome Volunteer

Watch our volunteers rebuilding Croome's boundary wall