National volunteering week at Hardwick

Two costumed volunteers meet with visitors at Hardwick Hall

We really couldn't do what we do without our dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteers' Week is a chance to say thank you and recognise the huge impact they have in helping to care for special places like Hardwick.

The hundreds of volunteers that are part of the Hardwick team bring a wide range of talents and skills. And with some 40 different volunteer roles there is no such thing as a typical volunteer.

Every corner of the property, inside and out, involves volunteers with roles including room guides, a clock turner, conservation assistants, archivists, researchers, gardeners, rangers, millers, buggy drivers, and many more. Their input is invaluable and their passion and ideas have shaped Hardwick.

During Volunteers' Week, keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter as we introduce you to some of the team. 

Volunteers get involved in all aspects of keeping Hardwick going. It's Phil's job to mow the lawn in and around the stableyard.
A volunteer cuts the grass at Hardwick
Volunteers get involved in all aspects of keeping Hardwick going. It's Phil's job to mow the lawn in and around the stableyard.

There are lots of ways you can get involved at Hardwick. If you've ever considered volunteering, follow the link below to see what opportunities we have. Roles we're currently looking for include a fishing bailiff and other outdoor roles, bookshop volunteers, retail volunteers, mill volunteers, gardeners and restaurant meeter-greeters. 
 

Our lovely Volunteer Officer, Helen, will also be out and about on property on Wednesday 6 June if you are keen to come and talk about our volunteering opportunities. She'll be in the stableyard between 10am - 12pm and then at the Rangers' Office at the ponds between 1pm and 3pm. Come and say "hello".