Volunteer at Tyntesfield
Making new friends, working in an amazing place and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering.
With one of the largest volunteer teams in the National Trust, Tyntesfield is a unique place to get involved.
Our volunteers help with everything from gardening to catering, and from house tours to conserving the collection...
Say hello to some of our volunteers...
Teresa, raffle volunteer since 2010
"I enjoy being part of the fundraising to restore and conserve the items at Tyntesfield, and being able to interact with our visitors."
Mel, harvesting volunteer since April 2017
"I feel very lucky. It's brilliant to be outdoors - so good for mental health - and every week I'm learning a bit more about harvesting and growing."
Jon, play maintenance volunteer since 2014
"There are around a dozen of us in the role and between us we check the four play areas on the estate once a week and do minor repairs if we need to."
Adi, baking volunteer since 2015
"I love volunteering and baking and this is a great way to combine the two. I've learned a lot being in a working kitchen and love working with the team and using the super-sized resources, like the giant mixer!"
John and Doreen, fungi auditor volunteers since 2003
"Tyntesfield is a great place for fungi because there's such a variety of environments. We're always finding different specimens and every month is different so it's always interesting."
Gerry, Tyntesfield volunteer since 2001
"I started off as a tour guide, then I was involved in cataloguing the house's contents. Now I run the second-hand bookshop with a team of volunteers, where everything we raise goes to caring for Tyntesfield."
Chris, volunteer bus driver since 2014
“It’s great driving the bus. I really enjoy chatting to the visitors and the volunteers are great fun. I’d recommend this role – and any volunteering – to everyone.”
" I love this quirky and enchanting place and not just the House; the grounds, the woodland and the general lie of the land all provide a perfect backdrop to the House. Enthusing our visitors with a similar feeling is very rewarding, so I try to talk about Tyntesfield and its people with humour, hopefully bringing smiles to their faces. "
What happens next?
Once you've applied for a role that you like to sound of, we'll invite you in for an informal interview to meet members of the relevant team. This is a chance to tell us why you’d like to be involved and find out the details of what volunteering at Tyntesfield looks like.
If your interview is successful you'll be invited to start volunteering with the team. For your role specific induction you will shadow experienced volunteers to build your knowledge and confidence in the role.
All new staff and volunteers are invited to attend one of our monthly ‘Welcome Days’ to give you the information you need to get off to a great start.