Volunteering at Mount Stewart

An older man and a young woman planting in the gardens

Sense of belonging; amazing stories; happy visitors; team work; the satisfaction of seeing a job well done: people volunteer with us for all sorts of reasons.

Across Mount Stewart and Strangford, we have several different teams of staff and volunteers working alongside each other with the common purpose of looking after these special places and making sure our visitors have a brilliant time. There are so many ways to get involved.

Become a volunteer

You do not have to be an art expert or a historian: we will provide all the training and support that you need. A willingness to learn and to share your enthusiasm with others is what we are looking for.
Take a look at all our current volunteer opportunities and register your interest

Reap the rewards

There are many benefits to volunteering with the National Trust, here's our top 5:
  • Knowing you're making a unique contribution to our work
  • Share your skills and learn new ones
  • Make new friends
  • Work alongside experts in their field
  • It looks great on your CV

Horticulture placements for students

Here at Mount Stewart we offer gardening placements to students who are studying horticulture. Last year we welcomed students from the USA, France and Luxembourg who all enjoyed experiencing Northern Ireland as well as learning new skills.
If you are interested in a placement opportunity at Mount Stewart, please email our Garden Manager, Paul.
A man showing a young boy how to saw through a branch at Mount Stewart

Muck in at Mount Stewart - a family day out with a difference! 

‘Muck in at Mount Stewart’ days are specifically designed to give families with children of all ages an opportunity to work together on a particular project, helping us look after this special place for years to come.