Volunteering at Kingston Lacy

Visitors at Kingston Lacy

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 special people to help with this special place.  The gardens and wider estate are open all year round.

Kington 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, in retirement it is lovely to do something different to your career path."
- Alex Shaw, Garden Guide

Volunteering with the National Trust also comes with extra benefits. For volunteers who dedicate over 50 hours of their time, which is easily done, you will get entry to National Trust properties, 20% off retail, and travel expenses. In addition Kingston Lacy hosts regular events for our dedicated volunteers such as a Summer garden party, Christmas drinks and the Spring Conference.

You can find the current volunteering opportunities at Kingston Lacy by visiting the myvolunteering page and typing Kingston Lacy into the search facility.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, just fill in the Volunteer Application Form (PDF / 0.1MB) download  and email it back to us at kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk.   

Examples of volunteer roles avaliable at Kingston Lacy

Car Park Attendant

Costume Maker

Estate Walk Guide

Fundraiser 

House volunteers

Life Below Stairs Interpreter

Raffle ticket seller

Tea Relief Volunteer

Visitor welcome volunteer

Volunteer Ranger