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Volunteer at Trerice

Volunteers organising plants at Trerice, Cornwall
Volunteers organising plants at Trerice, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Trerice relies on a team of around 100 dedicated volunteers who work across the whole property, from the garden, house, giftshop, café and second-hand bookshop. Volunteering at Trerice provides an exciting opportunity to not only meet like-minded people but also learn more about the history of the property and gain new skills. Find out more about what’s on offer.

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.

Volunteering at Trerice

Volunteers play a vital role in the everyday running and visitor experience at Trerice, making it a special place that everyone can enjoy. There are a variety of roles that you can get involved with, whatever your experience, availability or age.

You could join our house volunteers, who tell the history of Trerice and its collections, our garden volunteers, who help care for the gardens and make sure they’re looking their best, or our costume group who help create Tudor-inspired costumes that bring Trerice’s history to life.

Alternatively, our gift shop and café volunteers help provide wonderful service and tasty cream teas!

Visitors dressing up in historical costumes at Trerice, Cornwall
Visitors dressing up in historical costumes at Trerice, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

How to become a volunteer

The team at Trerice are currently looking for volunteers in the following roles:

  • House steward volunteers

  • Retail assistant volunteers

  • Food and beverage volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would just like to learn a little bit more about what the roles involve, see our latest opportunities here and search 'Trerice'.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the Trerice team.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

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