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Volunteering at Sandham Memorial Chapel

Two guides taking to two visitors in close up
Our friendly team of volunteers ensures all our visitors have a great day | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Our friendly team of volunteers plays a huge part in the care of Sandham Memorial Chapel and enables us to welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds. There is a range of volunteering opportunities on offer – simply click the link below for more information. We'd love to meet you.

How to get involved

We're always keen to add to our volunteering team. From welcoming visitors and sharing a passion for Stanley Spencer's epic paintings, to keeping the garden and orchard looking their best, our volunteer team play a crucial role at Sandham Memorial Chapel.

For the most up-to-date information about available roles at Sandham, please click the link below. If you'd like to get involved, but don't see anything that grabs your attention, please get in touch with your contact details and let us know the kind of role you're looking for.

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.

Volunteer Room Guide talking to visitors at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh.
If you're ready to volunteer, get in touch with us | © National Trust Images / John Millar

’It’s a privilege to volunteer at Sandham, it’s such a very special place and it gets under your skin. You never know who is going to walk through the door and what interesting questions and fascinating conversations you will have with our lovely visitors’

– Mel Haffner

’This is a truly remarkable place to volunteer. It is a delight to be able to share these fantastic artistic masterpieces with the public, and help them find hidden aspects and meanings in them. We are very well supported in the task - tea & coffee and even biscuits are provided to sustain us!’

– Sheila Burch

Get in touch about volunteering at Sandham Memorial Chapel

If you're ready to get involved, follow the link below and search all our volunteer roles by typing Sandham Memorial Chapel’, in the 'Enter a Location' box; or give us a call on 01635 278394 or email us at to find out more.

The National Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes all applications for volunteer roles.

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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