Volunteer recruitment drop-in afternoon

Would you like to try out new experiences, spend time outdoors or in beautiful surroundings, learning new things or meeting new people? Volunteering at the National Trust English Riviera may be just what you're looking for. Why not come along to a volunteering drop-in afternoon?

Volunteering opportunities

There are lots of different ways to get involved as a volunteer, and four beautiful places in the English Riviera to do so; Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Greenway. 

Room guides help to tell the story of each of the places. You don't have to be a history expert to be a Room Guide; it's more about helping visitors to enjoy their day their way, and Room Guides work as a team, so can always ask for help from each other or the house staff. Transportation volunteers drive vehicles to help visitors to and from the sites. Volunteer pianists play on the pianos, and volunteer gardeners help to keep the gardens in order and volunteer guides show them the best seanonal blooms and share the stories of the gardens. Volunteers help to welcome visitors as they arrive, serve them in the cafés and shops, give history talks and even dress in costumes.

There are far too many volunteering roles to list, but you can rest assured there will be something that is perfect for you. If you have a specific skill or interest you want to put to good use, why not tell us about it?


Find out more

There are two volunteer recruitment drop-in days coming up: a chance to have a look around the houses and gardens, meet the teams and have a chat over a cuppa. 

  • Greenway café: Saturday 26 January, 11am-3pm.
  • Coleton Fishaccre café: Sunday 27 January, 11am-3pm.

Everyone is welcome; there's no need to book parking. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can get in touch on the details below.