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Volunteer opportunities at Arlington Court

The visitor buggy at Arlington Court driving along the path in front of the main house at Arlington Court, Devon.
The visitor buggy at Arlington Court | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Join the volunteer team at Arlington Court to help conserve its centuries of history for future generations and bring its many stories to life. Find out more about what kinds of volunteer roles are available, both at the house and at the Carriage Museum, and how you can apply to join the team and play your part.

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.

‘To me, volunteering means staying active, doing something both useful and enjoyable, keeping fit and giving something back to the National Trust in return for the pleasure it has given me over the years.’

- Derek, Engagment Volunteer

Ways to volunteer at Arlington Court

Volunteers support in all aspects of caring for Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum. Here’s a sample of the various roles currently available:

  • House and Carriage Museum Engagement Volunteer
  • Volunteer Pianist
  • Car Park Volunteer
  • Experience Maker
  • Day Leader for the House and Carriage Museum
  • Second-hand Bookshop Volunteer
  • Visitor Welcome Volunteer
  • Group Walk Leader

If any of the above sounds like something you’d enjoy and you’re looking to gain some hands-on experience and training, please get in touch and share your skills.

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.

Get in touch about volunteering

Interested in finding out more about volunteering at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum? Call the team on 01271 850296 or email to find out more.

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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