Find out more about volunteer opportunities

A volunteer room guide chatting with a visitor at Knightshayes

Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills. We have plenty of opportunities at our place.

Buggy driver

Help our visitors explore all that Knightshayes has to offer, from visitor reception to the house and kitchen garden.
Take a look at our Buggy Driver profile (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Events volunteer

We're looking for people who can help us with our exciting year-round programme of events. Get involved with everything from music festivals for thousands of people, to creating wild art or building woodland dens with excited children.
Take a look at our Events Assistant volunteer profile (PDF / 0.3MB) download

Learning assistant

We have a brand new learning programme at our special place. Help us share what Knightshayes has to offer with visiting school and learning groups.
Take a look at our Learning Assistant volunteer profile (PDF / 0.1MB) download

Room guide

Help our visitors to explore and learn more about the house. Reveal the fascinating history of Knightshayes and share the stories of this Gothic mansion.

Raffle seller

Each year we pick a project to improve Knightshayes for our visitors. This year help raise money to restore our historic glass houses in the walled kitchen garden.
Take a look at our Raffle Seller volunteer profile (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Parkland volunteer

Help the rangers look after our beautiful and historic parkland. From grass cutting to leat clearing, there are loads of ways that you can help us keep our grounds looking tip-top.
Take a look at our Parkland volunteer profile (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Vegetable picking and prepping volunteer

The kitchen garden is a hive of activity throughout the seasons. Help the gardeners pick and prepare our tasty organic produce for use in our café and to sell at local markets.
Help us with picking and prepping (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Conservation assistant

Our Gothic mansion is home to interesting and unusual artefacts. Learn new conservation skills to help the house team keep everything looking at it's best.
Take a look at our Conservation Assistant volunteer profile (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Visitor reception and retail assistant

Warmly welcome, meet and greet our visitors and explain all that Knightshayes has to offer during a visit. Help us to raise funds so that Knightshayes can remain a place for everyone to enjoy.
Take a look at our Visitor Reception and Retail Assistant volunteer profile (PDF / 0.2MB) download


Our garden is one of the finest in Devon and its collection represents one of the most varied in the Trust; with over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and riotous seasonal colour. Help us keep the garden looking wonderful and pick up a few gardening tips too.
Take a look at our Gardener volunteer profile (PDF / 0.2MB) download

Contact us

Take a look at the role profiles to see which best suits you, then call 01884 254665 or email to get involved.