Volunteering at Mount Stewart
Volunteers are involved in the life of Mount Stewart at every turn: you will find them working in the gardens and out on the demesne, caring for the historic collection in the house and welcoming visitors to our various events. They help in our shop, tell the stories of this special place, prepare delicious refreshments in our tearoom and are the reason why our second hand bookshop is so successful. Behind the scenes they support our business administration team. They bring their life experience, commitment and craic and help us to do more and reach further and we love them for it!
Although we currently do not have any capacity to recruit new volunteers into any of our ‘outdoor ‘ teams, we are looking to add new members to our Visitor Experience Volunteers Team. This role involves working in the house at Mount Stewart sharing the stories of the family, the building and its history with visitors. Any applicants will be asked to join an online WebEx for a basic introduction to the role and a chat, followed by an arranged onsite tour and induction. Click here for Mount Stewart and local opportunities.
European Solidarity Corps Volunteers
Working in partnership with local organisation Bryson House, we are delighted to be welcoming two European Solidarity Corps Volunteers to Mount Stewart and Strangford Lough from summer 2021-2022. ESC offers exciting volunteering opportunities ‘to help where needed, learn new skills, spend time abroad, maybe learn a language – and definitely return home with unforgettable memories’ and that is exactly what we hope our two volunteers this year will find!
Careers Engagement and Development
Playing our part to support the development of skills for employment, facilitating work experience and supporting academic placements is an important part of the life of Mount Stewart and Strangford Lough. Please email Volunteering and Community Manager Tammi Peek (Tammi.Peek@nationaltrust.org.uk) if you want to find out more.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
We are delighted that our partnership Ulster Wildlife to provide volunteering opportunities for Duke of Edinburgh and President’s Award scheme candidates is back up and running. Starting on Saturday January 29th , and then continuing every four weeks for the rest of the year, we offer a full day’s outdoor environmental volunteering on the Mount Stewart demesne. From 10am to 3pm, the dates are as follows:
Sat January 29th Sat July 16th
Sat February 26th Sat August 13th
Sat March 26th Sat September 10th
Sat April 23rd Sat October 8th
Sat May 21st Sat November 5th
Sat June 18th Sat December 3rd
If you are interested, please email Ive Rouart (Ulster Wildlife) Ive.Rouart@ulsterwildlife.org for an application form.