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Volunteering at Mottisfont

Volunteer and visitor in a golf buggy at Mottisfont, Hampshire
Volunteer and visitor at Mottisfont | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Volunteers are at the heart of every aspect of our work at Mottisfont. From managing the bookshop to driving buggies, from sharing the history of the house to working out in the countryside, volunteer contribution is vital. If you are interested in volunteering, please keep checking for future opportunities.

A dedicated team

Mottisfont has more than 400 volunteers. This band of people have one thing in common: they want to be part of our work in looking after this unique house, garden and estate.

Whether you're looking to make new friends, develop skills or simply want to be part of something you're passionate about, we'd love to have you on board. Enthusiasm and interest are the main requirements of the role.

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.

Get in touch about volunteering at Mottisfont

If you'd like to join the team, use the link below to search for current vacancies. You can also get in touch via email or call 01794 340757.

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