Join the team at Upton

Volunteer talking to visitors

Upton’s volunteering community make it all happen. With more than 300 people giving up their time and experience, we have a host of ways to get involved and be part of this special place.

Love people?

With big ambitions and great excitement we love to make our visitors as engaged and interested in Upton as the staff and volunteers are, it's past and it's future. All of our roles involve sharing our stories with visitors and working as part of one of the many small teams, from chatting about the gardens to polishing up the tables in the restaurant.

Love history?

You don’t need to be an expert or history buff. We’re looking for genuine enthusiasm for history and a willingness to discover what excites you about this special place so you can share it with our visitors.

Training and social life

There’s a comprehensive induction for each new volunteer, so you’ll be well equipped and confident to represent us. There are opportunities to get involved in research groups, practical tasks and much more once you are up and running in one of the roles.

We have an active social committee who organise regular coffee mornings, trips, talks, Christmas lunches and our annual summer party.  Just sign up, as and when you’d like to come to an event.


Flexibility is the key. You don’t need to do a regular day or come every week to volunteer with us.  But you can if that suits you.  Rostering is self-managed via our online booking system so you sign up for when you can come – it’s entirely in your control.  Some roles lend themselves to more seasonal time commitments, while others are available all the time.


We have over 15 different roles at Upton from House Hosts to Welcome Team guides.  So check out our current vacancies and see what takes your fancy.

You never know what projects you can help us get off the ground, so if you have a specialist skill and want to use it, please get in touch.

How to get started

  • Get in touch via the online system
  • Search for Upton House in the box
  • Choose one of our current roles and complete the requested information
  • We’ll be in touch for an informal interview chat and go from there

We hope to hear from you soon!