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Volunteering at Compton Castle

A young volunteer room guide
Volunteer with the National Trust | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Whether you want to improve your CV, meet new people, or give something back and help people connect with the special places you care about, we'd love to have a chat with you about joining our friendly and dedicated teams across the English Riviera portfolio.

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.

What can I do?

Volunteers help to bring National Trust places to life and opportunities are varied and flexible. You could volunteer every week or for a shorter period of time, such as for an event or project.

You could help to raise funds via commercial outlets and fundraising, welcome visitors to ensure they make the most of their visit, or be actively involved in conservation work on the estate or inside historic properties.

We look after Compton Castle, Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre, Greenway House and 3,000 acres of coast and countryside across the beautiful English Riviera in South Devon.

What to expect when you join

We’ll make sure you are given all the information that you need to feel supported in your role with an induction and training.

We also offer opportunities to relax, get to know each other, connect with teams and enjoy these special places.

Find out more

To get in touch with us about volunteering, please get in touch with Laura, Senior Volunteering and Community Officer by calling 01803 843235 or email or you can search for current opportunities on the link below.

Thank you

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

A distant view of the north front side of Compton Castle, Devon with fields behind

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Find out when Compton Castle is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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