Volunteering at Grange Barn
Volunteers at Grange Barn play a big role in keeping the place running smoothly by working behind the scenes, making the most of their practical skills and giving visitors a fun and memorable experience. Discover how you can get involved and become a part of the team.
What volunteers do
There’s always lots to do at Grange Barn and there are a number of ways volunteers can help. Joining in as a ‘handy person’ could involve anything from mowing the lawn to keeping the garden looking nice. There’s scope to be creative too if you’re looking to take on a new challenge.
Behind the scenes, volunteers in the office help with jobs like answering enquiries and keeping accounts up to date, while visitor welcome volunteers play a vital role in making visits to the barn a memorable experience.
Events are held at Grange Barn throughout the year and help is always needed with planning and preparation and setting up and running activities on the day.
Help to look after the bees
There are bees at the barn so if you know your way around a hive and would like to get involved please get in touch. Volunteers help with inspections and use their knowledge about bees to teach others.
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.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
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These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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