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Volunteering at Newark Park

A volunteer conservation ranger uses a saw to clear spruce woodland to encourage native tree growth at Newark Park, Gloucestershire
Volunteer helping clear spruce woodland | © National Trust Images / Cara Laver

Volunteering with us at Newark Park can be extremely rewarding for you, but also hugely important to us. Your contribution, no matter how small, helps us care for this special place, for everyone, for ever. Find out more about getting involved.

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.

Installing new waymarkers at Flatford, Suffolk
Installing new waymarkers | © National Trust Images/David Piper

House experience guides

We’re always looking for more chatty and outgoing volunteers to engage with visitors in the house.

How can I get involved?

House guides are there to bring the history of the house to life, and to ensure every visitor to the house has an enjoyable visit.

House guide volunteers come in once a week from 10:45am-4:15pm and spend the day in different areas of the house chatting to visitors.

Visitor welcome volunteers

Our Visitor welcome volunteers create a positive first impression with a warm welcome.

How can I get involved?

By helping all visitors get all they need from their visit. You’ll also help us provide a personalised thank you, leaving people with a positive lasting impression.

We're looking for visitor welcome volunteers on Saturdays and occasional weekdays.

Get in touch about volunteering at Newark Park

If you want to find out more about volunteering at Newark Park, email us on or call on 01453 842644.

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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We've been busy keeping the trees and woodlands healthy, to restore the character of the woodland. This work will ensure that they can be enjoyed long into the future.

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Supporter groups 

Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.