Join the Ormesby volunteering team
We are looking for more volunteers to join the team and help us look after Ormesby Hall and its beautiful gardens. Whether your interest lies inside or out, there are many varied roles available.
Do you love visiting Ormesby Hall or want to get involved with the work the National Trust does? Then why not become a volunteer?
We have a friendly, enthusiastic team of volunteers who help us care for and bring this historic estate to life. From sharing the stories of the Pennyman family with visitors, working alongside the Senior Gardener to create the picturesque formal garden, running and maintaing the three permanent model railway layouts to giving visitors a much needed cuppa in the Pennyman cafe and supporting our conservation work behind the scenes; we're sure we have a role suitable for you!
There are so many reasons to volunteer with us, here are just some of them:
- Try something new or further explore existing interests
- Help to look after a special place and bring it to life
- Make new friends
- Volunteer in the unique location of a historic house or formal gardens
- Learn new skills to enhance a CV
- Help visitors have a great day out
- Find something new to try that offers you flexibility
- Enhance your social scene with our annual volunteers outing, regular contact and thank you meals.
- Be the first to hear what is happening at Ormesby Hall
Our volunteers come from all walks of life with some looking to keep busy after retiring ,others want to try something different whilst still working and students wanting to get some work experience to enhance their CV.
What roles are available?
Help the conservation team in this important role caring for our collections and keeping the house looking its best for future visitors.
Retail volunteers provide a valuable role to ensure the visitor experience is extended into the shop. You are a key person in helping visitors to choose souvenirs, gifts and unique National Trust products. You will be a part of the day to day running of the shop, ensure the shop is well presented and assist with stock taking and cash handling.
Second hand book shop
Model Railway Group
Are you interested in the minature world of model railways? Join the Ormesby Hall model railway group who meet fortnightly to maintain the three permanent layouts in the old servants wing. The volunteers also run the trains on days when the hall is open, much to the delight of visitors.
Assist the Weddings Manager to make the perfect day for couples and ensure guests are having a good time. You will help direct guests and provide support for the ceremonies and receptions.