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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 over 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.

Make 2024 the year of giving back!

Why volunteer?

  • Meet new people
  • Keep physically and mentally active
  • Learn new skills and practise old ones
  • Gain vital experience to help with future employment
  • And support a charity which cares for a part of local history

Join a friendly Team of over 300 volunteers who support Wightwick’s Tearoom, 17-acre Gardens, Shop, Visitor Reception and our House and Gallery in a range of flexible opportunities.

Whether you are passionate about all things William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites, love the precision in mowing lawns and deadheading, care about giving people the best experience or just simply like to do your bit behind the scenes, we’re sure you’ll find something that you love!

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

'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

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 Senior Volunteering & Community Officer at to find out more.

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 the link above.

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