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Volunteering opportunities at Rufford Old Hall

A volunteer welcomes two visitors outside at Rufford Old Hall in Lancashire
A volunteer welcomes visitors at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

While the Rufford Old Hall we see today may be the work of multiple generations of just one family, everyone who volunteers to help us care for this special place becomes an integral part of the house’s history. There are a number of ways you can get involved in volunteering at Rufford Old Hall and we're always grateful for your support.

Who can volunteer at Rufford Old Hall?

We welcome friendly people of all ages and backgrounds who bring existing skills and interests, or who'd like to learn new ones.

If you have a few spare hours and would like to help care for this special place, then we'd love to hear from you.

Visitors appreciate the personal touch volunteers bring to their day, and we greatly appreciate the support volunteers give - we wouldn't be able to open without them.

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 Rufford Old Hall

If you have questions about how you can get involved or what it entails, please contact the team on or call the property office on 01704 821254. Or you can search for current opportunities via the link below.

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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