Volunteering in the South West

Volunteers are a vital part of everything the National Trust does. If you've ever fancied getting stuck in, being part of a team, learning something new or just helping out, now's a great time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.


Love food? Would you like to volunteer at Avebury?

What visit to Avebury is complete without indulging in a piece of cake and warming cup of tea? Our food and beverage team know how to help our visitors relax, refuel and refresh – and we are looking for volunteers to help with this! Great customer service is essential, as well as the ability to work well as part of a fast paced team. If this sounds like a volunteer role that you would like to apply for please click above, or contact Fraser Normington, Volunteering Co-ordinator, on (01672) 538017 for an informal chat.

Gardeners & volunteers at Barrington Court

Volunteer with us

There are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer at Barrington Court. Why not get in touch with our friendly team to find out what opportunities might suit you.

The Old Kitchen looking towards the fireplace, at Bradley Manor, a medieval house at Newton Abbot, Devon

Volunteer at Bradley

Would you like to spend time in this atmospheric setting, sharing your passions, learning new skills and meeting like-minded people? Why not find out more about becoming a volunteer at Bradley?

Volunteers clearing leaves into a wheelbarrow.

Volunteering at Castle Drogo 

From buggy driving to room guiding there are lots of ways to get involved at Castle Drogo.

Volunteer Ruth in Sara's Kitchen at Coleridge Cottage

Volunteering at Coleridge Cottage 

There's plenty to do at Coleridge Cottage. Find out how you can be part of looking after this special place.

A volunteer talks to visitors at Corfe Castle

Volunteer at Corfe Castle

Are you looking for something different to do? Do you want to learn new skills, meet new people, share your love of the area and just have fun? If so, why not volunteer at Corfe Castle?

Volunteers are transcribing Joseph Snell's diaries as part of our Commemoration Garland project

Volunteer at Cotehele

A dedicated team of volunteers help us to look after Cotehele and we couldn't run the place without them. There are lots of ways you can get involved. With roles as varied as bus driver, baker, gallery assistant and gardener, there really is a role to suit everyone.

People in the allotment at Dyrham Park

Volunteer at Dyrham Park

Volunteering can be fun, interesting and very rewarding so why not try something new?

Volunteers around the piano in Greenway's Drawing Room

Volunteering at Greenway

At Greenway there are so many ways to get involved as a volunteer. You could join the garden team for a one-off at one of the garden blitzes, or do something a bit more regularly. Find out about the opportunities to get involved, and read some of Greenway's volunteers' stories.

Room Guide

Volunteer at Mompesson House

If you love storytelling, enjoy meeting people and have a little time to give, why not become a volunteer room guide at Mompesson House in 2019?

Two house volunteers chatting in the Long Gallery at Montacute House

Join our team of volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and expand your horizons. As part of a team you can help preserve our history and really make a difference.

Volunteer in the drawing room at Killerton

Get involved at Killerton

We're lucky to have many wonderful volunteers at Killerton who support us in many different ways. Help bring Killerton to life.

A volunteer at work in the parkland at Knightshayes sawing branches

Volunteer opportunities at Knightshayes in Tiverton

You can get involved at Knightshayes in lots of different ways. There's a range of roles that you can choose from whilst helping us to care for our place. Why not get in touch to find out more.

A volunteer pointing in the outdoors with visitors

Volunteering at Lodge Park 

At Lodge Park and the Sherborne Park Estate we have several volunteer roles, both indoors and outdoors.

 A group of volunteers enjoying a cup of tea

Volunteering at Stourhead

By joining the Stourhead team you’ll make a huge difference, playing your part for this living work of art.