Join the Goddards team

Man in a glasshouse using a watering can

Get more involved either through volunteering, working for the National Trust or by joining the local association.

The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters is our top concern and in accordance with government guidelines on social distancing Goddards is currently closed. If you are interested in volunteering, please check back for future opportunities.


Looking for your next challenge? 

Are you excited about caring for and maintaining incredible historic buildings and special places? We are looking for a Facilities Manager to work across the York portfolio, to support us with excellent standards of maintenance, compliance and environmental management at Beningbrough, Goddards and Treasurer’s House. You will live in the city centre at Treasurer’s House with views over York Minster and be on-call around 10 nights per month. It’s a permanent and full-time position, £27,735 per annum. Find out more and apply online before 25 April 2021

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with the National Trust is a fantastic way to boost your skills, meet new people, give something back to a charity and get involved in your local community.

Volunteering in the garden

Our team of dedicated gardeners are responsible for the maintenance and development of the formal and informal gardens at Goddards. Their role often involves traditional gardening activities such as planting new trees and flowers, pruning seasonal borders, mowing the lawn, weeding and collecting leaves. It's a never ending task to care for the gardens and volunteers are crucial to help the gardeners do their work.

Enjoy an elevated view of the garden from the terrace
The terrace at Goddards
Enjoy an elevated view of the garden from the terrace

Join the York Association 

The York Association of the National Trust (YANT) are a group of people who share a passion for supporting local properties through social activities, walks, trips & events. Joining YANT is open to all - National Trust members and non-members are equally welcome.