Volunteering at Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

Volunteers cleaning books in Sudbury's library

We rely on our dedicated team of volunteers to help us look after Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood and there may be more opportunities than you might think. There are all sorts of ways you can get involved with volunteering at Sudbury, from visitor facing roles, office admin, conservation assistants, to helping out with the weeding. There really is something for everyone!

We're always looking for volunteer guides and even actors!
A guided tour at Sudbury Hall

Why volunteer?

  •     Use your skills and learn new ones
  •     Support the National Trust's work looking after our special places
  •     Get training and support
  •     Make new friends
  •     Boost your confidence
  •     Become part of a team
  •     Enhance your career options
  •     Have fun

Can't make your mind up?

This January we're running two Sudbury Behind the Scenes volunteering drop in days. Suitable for all the family come along and see what it takes to get Sudbury ready for Spring opening. Come and help us with some of our jobs, from painting to gardening and we'll show you parts of the Hall that only our staff and volunteers get to see. It's a little taster of the kind of jobs our volunteers do behind the scenes and meet those who are already volunteering here. 

Get stuck in with all sorts
A volunteer cleaning silverware


Some of our opportunities

Room guide
Help bring the Hall and Museum to life with you passion for history. We rely on our dedicated volunteers to share the stories of Sudbury in an interesting and enjoyable way to inspire our visitors.

Admin assistant
Work behind the scenes and help provide essential administrative support for all departments and deal with telephone and email enquiries.

Learning volunteer
Support our popular school visit programme, help deliver our educational workshops and guided tours of the museum. We get lots of groups and school visits of all ages who come to learn about the history of childhood and have fun at the same time!

One of the museum's clockwork toys on display
Young visitors looking at a clockwork toy

There are so many different opportunities on offer Contact our volunteer recruitment team on sudburyvols@nationaltrust.org.uk for furthur information.


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