Volunteer opportunities at Wightwick Manor
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Explore a home full of Pre-Raphaelite art and William Morris interiors, lovingly collected by Sir Geoffrey and Rosalie, Lady Mander.
The garden at Wightwick is the perfect place for a walk after enjoying the delights of the house. Designed by Thomas Mawson, today it has something to see no matter what the season.
Visit the De Morgan Gallery, a partnership with the De Morgan Foundation. ‘Look Beneath the Lustre’ looks at how Evelyn and William De Morgan were inspired to create art.
From fledgling varnish producers set up in a back garden, to one of the largest ink producers in the world, find out more about the story of Mander Brothers.
Join your local supporter group in Birmingham and the West Midlands for visits, holidays and fundraising events supporting the Trust.