Volunteering at Kingston Lacy

Make new friends whilst volunteering for the National Trust

The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters is our top concern and in accordance with Government guidelines on social distancing, our houses, shops, cafes, gardens, parks and car parks are closed. However, many will be grateful for support when they reopen. If you are interested in volunteering, please keep checking for future opportunities.

Last year Kingston Lacy welcomed record numbers of visitors and we are now developing ambitious plans for the years ahead. For this, we need your help. From room guides to catering volunteers and outdoor lovers; there is a place for you at Kingston Lacy. 

Opening this special house and estate

In March each year, the house fully opens up to the public. To properly display all three floors of treasures we are looking for people to help with this special place.  The gardens and wider estate are open all year round.

Kingston Lacy currently has around 500 volunteers. Alex Shaw is one of these, and has been volunteering for the National Trust for five years. 

" I have made so many friends, met many different people, learnt a lot and become part of a great team. Having been self-employed for my whole life, it is lovely to do something different."
- Alex Shaw, Garden Guide

As a volunteer at Kingston Lacy you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, share your knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors and enjoy a social calendar including a Summer garden party.

You can find the current volunteering opportunities at Kingston Lacy by visiting the myvolunteering page and typing Kingston Lacy into the search facility. This web page is best opened in Google chrome. Click on More details under each role to view the role profile and application form.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us please email us at kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk.   

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles:

White Mill Tour Guides and Welcome

Could you help bring our mill to life? Opportunities available for both volunteer tour guides and welcomers. White Mill is open weekends and bank holidays.

Food and Beverage Assistant

Imagine a world without cakes! Food and Beverage assistants understand the importance of a little sit-down, and help visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit to Kingston Lacy

Visitor Welcome at reception

Roll out the red carpet! Welcome Volunteers can help everyone arriving at Kingston Lacy feel like an honoured guest of the Bankes family. Your smile will brighten the rainiest day.

Buggy Driver

Buggy drivers are the Formula 1 stars of National Trust – just with a bit less speed! They help visitors who might struggle to get to and from the car park, as some of our historic places weren’t built to be pedestrian-friendly!

Weekend Room Guide volunteers

Our volunteer room guides are passionate about Kingston Lacy's history and stories, and love making our visitors feel at home.