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Volunteer opportunities at Wightwick Manor

A volunteer talks to visitors at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands
Help our visitors have a great day out | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Volunteers have been making Wightwick tick for over 60 years. Today we have a team of around 300 people involved in everything we do - welcoming visitors, telling stories, selling gifts, serving food, pulling weeds, painting signs, the list goes on. You might be surprised what you could do. Find out more about how you can join the team and play your part.

Join the team

The Wightwick volunteer team are vital to everything we do, in fact as you visit the site you are more likely to be chatting to a volunteer than to a member of staff.

The National Trust offers access to a flexible and rewarding volunteering experience where you can share your knowledge or learn new skills, meet interesting people and help to create new ideas and shape our future plans.

A volunteer talks to visitors at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands
Volunteer talking to visitors at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Ways to volunteer at Wightwick Manor

Wightwick Manor relies on the kind people who offer their time in any way they can to look after this fascinating property and bring the stories to life for everyone who visits. Here’s a sample of the various roles volunteers are currently enjoying:

  • Garden volunteers
  • House and Gallery Guides
  • Retail and Welcome volunteers
  • Tea-room volunteers
  • Visitor Experience volunteers

If any of the above sounds like you, please get in touch and share your skills.

'I enjoy volunteering because it gives me a sense of purpose, it makes me feel valued and I enjoy interacting with visitors, staff and the other volunteers.'

- Elaine, Welcome and Event Volunteer

Other ways to get involved

As well as regular volunteering there are also opportunities to get involved through work experience and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. For more information email the team at

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

A couple of volunteers running a craft activity as part of an event in the garden at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands
Join our fun and friendly team | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Get in touch about Volunteering at Wightwick Manor

Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Wightwick Manor? Pop in and speak to a member of the team, give us a call on 01902 761400 or email our Volunteering & Community Officer at to find out more.

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