Volunteer at Croome

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

Currently recruiting

Interested in any of our roles? Come along to our next recruitment session on Tuesday 18th June from 5pm-6.30pm. The session will be attended by a representative of each department and is a great opportunity to meet staff from all areas and find out more about the roles available. We hope to see you there.

Contact the Volunteering Coordinator at Croome to apply or for more details email croomevolunteervacancies@nationaltrust.org.uk 

(Please note this inbox is checked on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. We will reply as soon as possible.)

Orchard Team

We are recruiting for 2 volunteers for our Orchard Team for year-round conservation work on our historic cider orchard. This is a weekly position on a Wednesday 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.

Food & Beverage Team

Food and Beverage Assistants provide a warm and inviting experience. Front of House assistants welcome visitors, clear tables, wash up and serve food and drink in a prompt, efficient and pleasant manner. Kitchen assistants help prep and make all the cakes, bakes, sandwiches and delicious goodies on offer, as well as playing a role in helping to protect visitors’ health and safety.

Front of House - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.

Tea-room - All days

Kitchen - All days

Garden Stewards

Garden Stewards provide a warm welcome for all visitors, helping them to explore and learn more about Croome so that they have an enjoyable and memorable visit. You will also play a role in conservation and health and safety by keeping an eye on wear and tear in the garden, and being aware of any access issues/hazards.

Required Monday & Tuesday afternoons and Weekends.

RAF Defford Museum

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

Required - All days

Raffle Ticket Volunteers

Raffle Ticket Seller’s help to make a big impact on the future of Croome by helping to raise valuable funds for good causes and projects at our property. Raffle Ticket Sellers are our fundraising superstars!

Required - All days

Croome Court Guides

Bringing Croome Court alive to our visitors every day - if only these walls could talk! That’s why our volunteer room guides make such a difference. They’re passionate about family stories, art and interiors, and love making people feel at home.

Required - Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and Weekends.

Admin Assistants

Do you love a good spreadsheet and always know where the stapler is? Volunteer Admin Assistants are great at keeping things organised and running smoothly. They’re also fab at making a caller feel welcome and valued - they’re pretty special people.

Required - All days except Tuesdays

Car Parking

Visitors look for a friendly face after their journey, and our Car Park Volunteers are great at making people feel at home. They answer questions and point visitors in the right direction – whether that’s to reception, the tea room or the loos.

Required - Weekends and Bank Holidays

Conservation Assistants

Calling all historic housekeepers! Conservation Assistants love taking care of historic items, art and interiors, and keeping buildings looking their best, so that visitors can enjoy them well into the future.

Required - Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (9am to 1pm)

Group Bookings Meet & Greeter Volunteer

Volunteers are the first point of contact to pre-booked groups visiting Croome– welcoming them with a friendly face and supporting them during their visit by providing information and advice about the property and its facilities.

Required - All days

Ice Cream Seller

In the busier summer months and around bank holidays, we’re looking for people who don’t mind turning their hand to a bit of selling of a classic sunshine favourite – ice cream! We have a couple of ice cream bikes that we have at various locations around Croome, selling tubs of local ice cream too hungry, warm visitors!

Required - Weekends and Summer Holidays

Walled Garden Stewards

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

Contact the Volunteering Coordinator at Croome to apply or for more details email croomevolunteervacancies@nationaltrust.org.uk

(Please note this inbox is checked on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. We will reply as soon as possible.)

Download an application form here

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