National volunteering week at Hardwick

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During Volunteers’ Week hundreds of events and celebrations will take place across the country to say thank you to volunteers, recognising the impact they make. Each year thousands of volunteers join the team at the National Trust in caring for all the special places you love.

We have a diverse team at Hardwick who have a range of talents and skills. With 40 different volunteer roles there is no such thing as a typical volunteer. Check out our volunteer display board in the below stairs area of the hall - showcasing the fantastic work some of our volunteers are doing.

Volunteers relaxing in the café
Volunteers in the café at Basildon Park


At Hardwick we are championing our volunteer’s contribution by giving everyone an insight into their amazing work. Volunteers will be wearing badges inviting you to chat to them about what they do. Find out what goes into being a volunteer at Hardwick on a day to day basis and see how important they are to everything we do. With over 500 volunteers the doors of Hardwick could not open without them.

Volunteers clearing leaves at Basildon Park, Berkshire
Volunteers clearing leaves at Basildon Park, Berkshire


Volunteers are integral to everything we do and there is no area on property we do not involve them in. Their input is invaluable and their passion and ideas have shaped Hardwick. Ever considered volunteering? We have volunteer postcards dotted around the estate. If the information sparks your interest fill one in and someone will be in contact with you.