Volunteer at Lodge Park and Sheborne Park Estate

Volunteer leading people around the grounds at Lodge Park

Volunteering at Lodge Park or on the Estate is a great way to use your skills, perhaps learn some new ones, meet new people and be part of a friendly team.

Lodge Park just couldn’t open without the brilliant team of volunteers. In 2019 the opening hours were extended to four days per week, and every day in August, so it's an exciting time to begin volunteering here. 


Why volunteer with the National Trust?

There are many reasons for volunteering with the National Trust such as meeting new people, improving your CV, indulging your passion for heritage and helping educate visitors about special places.

Margaret has been volunteering at Lodge Park for two years:
‘When I retired I wanted to meet new people, away from my old career, and as I had a love of history, the National Trust seemed a good place to investigate.’

Her favourite part of volunteering is ‘talking to some really interesting people, and learning something new on nearly every visit’.


Why Lodge Park?

Lodge Park is a unique and special place, not only because it is England’s only surviving 17th century grandstand, but because of the work the National Trust is doing to restore the Bridgeman landscape, almost 300 years after Sir John Dutton’s will asked for the landscape to be completed. It’s an exciting time to be here.

Mike has been volunteering at Lodge Park for 14 years:
‘I chose Lodge Park because it offers greater flexibility in the hours that you can work. Also a smaller property is not as hectic as some of the larger ones, and you are able to relax more and have chance to talk to the visitors.’

‘If you are thinking of taking up volunteering at Lodge Park come and try it for a time or two, as a taster, and see if it suits you.’


What can I do?

Please click one (or more) of the roles below to find out more and apply, and we'll be in touch.

Lodge Park, Gloucestershire

Visitor Experience Volunteer at Lodge Park

Join our small and friendly team as a Visitor Experience volunteer. A varied role including welcoming visitors and talking to them about the history of the building, Sherborne and the Dutton family and help in the café and shop.

Volunteer leading people around the grounds at Lodge Park

Events volunteer

During August Lodge Park is open every day with events and activities. You could help to make great experiences.

Lodge Park, Gloucestershire

Outdoor Guide at Lodge Park

Join our small and friendly team as part of a new role to tell our visitors all about the landscape at Lodge Park, nature and the local area.

Volunteers undertaking conservation work at Knole, Kent

Conservation volunteer at Lodge Park

You can join our team to help us look after the building and collection at Lodge Park