Volunteering in and around Hampshire

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about giving things up; they can be about fresh perspectives and new adventures too. Volunteering has been proven to kindle happiness, reduce stress and develop friendships, so why not consider giving it a go? We’ve got some wonderful opportunities in Hampshire, and every hour you give helps us to continue our conservation work.

A smiling garden volunteer at Mottisfont, Hamsphire

Mottisfont 

We've got a really wide mix of volunteering options here at Mottisfont. You can learn traditional skills like charcoal-making as a member of the countryside team. If you're a book lover how about helping out in our cosy bookshop? Or you may fancy developing your horticultural skills in our famous gardens. Take a look and see if there's something for you.

View of The Vyne, lake and wider estate from the air

The Vyne 

In the spring, we’re unveiling the most exciting part of our huge roof conservation project – a rooftop walkway. As a roof volunteer, you’ll give safety briefings, and explain to visitors what’s going on as they gaze into the roof space. If you like meeting people and spending time outdoors, this could be the role for you.

Volunteer chatting with visitors

Uppark House and Garden 

This house is steeped in stories, from scandal to romance, and we’re looking for volunteer weekend room guides to bring them to life. From servants’ quarters to sumptuous Georgian interiors, our volunteers share Uppark’s tales, and ensure our visitors have a memorable day out.

Conservator cleaning porcelain with a fine brush

Mompesson House 

There are lots of volunteering opportunities at Mompesson House. As a conservation assistant you’ll learn how to care for the beautiful collections in this Georgian townhouse. If you love history and enjoy meeting people you could be a room guide, chatting with our visitors and giving them fascinating insights into Mompesson’s past.