Become a Volunteer at Lyveden

A bookshop volunteer

Get involved and join nearly 100 volunteers of all ages and interests who bring Lyveden to life every day.

Volunteering at Lyveden is a chance to enjoy new experiences, make friends, learn skills, broaden your knowledge and share your enthusiasm. For many it's as simple as giving something back. Whether you'd like to be front-of-house or behind-the-scenes, there's always a role to suit.  Just a few hours one day a week (or fortnight) from all our volunteers enables us to make Lyveden the fascinating place our visitors love.

" I love passing on my knowledge to visitors and inspiring them to enjoy nature as much as I do"
- Zoe Wilson, Outdoor and Event Volunteer

What could you be doing today?


Could you…

...give a warm welcome to our visitors?

...serve delicious cakes in our Cottage Tea Room?

...ride on a mower to keep our grass paths neat and tidy?

...organise an event or activity to provide a  memorable experience for our visitors? out in the office?

Lyveden is a place of discovery for people of all ages
A volunteer shows a young girl wildlife at Lyveden
Lyveden is a place of discovery for people of all ages

Our diverse volunteering team comprises people from all walks of life, many of whom are active retired people who aren’t ready to put up their feet yet. We also have family volunteers where older children sometimes join their volunteering parents.

Parents find that the flexibility of a few hours volunteering mid-week fits in perfectly around school hours. There are students who volunteer here too, gaining valuable experience before moving on to employment within the National Trust and elsewhere.

If you would like to see the volunteer profiles currently available at Lyveden, simply use our handy search tool. For the latest drop-in days, where you can get first-hand experiences from members of the team, check out Lyveden's what's on page